I recently had a reader ask me for some tips on how to to pretty up her plain plastic storage totes. She recently moved and is short on concealed storage space. So what to do when your have no choice but to leave your storage containers out in the open? Well I’ve been doing some research and have come up with a few ideas!
My first thought was to hide them behind a folding screen. If they’re coordinated into the room well, a folding screen can be a really chic touch!
Along those same lines, you could use a couple of bookcases to create a hidden storage space.
You wouldn’t want to do that in a small space though; it would only make the room feel more cramped!
But those are both ways to hide the containers…what if you want to make the storage containers themselves prettier? I’ve got a solution for that, too!
Using some fabric and decoupage medium, you can make those plastic totes fierce! I also love the rope handle detail, it really jazzes things up!
You can also use spray paint specifically designed for plastic to change up the color and help them blend a bit better. Check out this pin I found where someone made theirs look like an old trunk by painting them brown and gluing on an old belt!
Pretty neat, huh?
What about you guys? Do you have any clever solutions for making over those drab storage totes? Let me hear ‘em!