One of my most popular posts was back in September when I took orange storage bins from the dollar store, and transformed them into faux metal bins for the pantry. You can read more about it here.
I did something similar in our coat closet last month for the $100 Room Challenge. You can read more about it here.
But I’m not the only that has used a bit of spray paint to transform these brightly colored bins. Have a look.
Dollar Store Bin Makeovers
Dollar Store Storage For Small Supplies
Katie, from Little House of Four, took some smaller bins and, using a little navy spray paint and cute metal pulls, created these adorable storage containers.
Dollar Store Storage in the Pantry
Via Polished Habitat
Melissa, over at Polished Habitat, has one of the most amazing pantry transformations I’ve ever seen, and dollar store bins made an appearance. Those white and gold bins used to be blue and purple. Gold and white spray paint, along with some adhesive vinyl labels, created storage to match the rest of her pantry.
Dollar Store Locker Baskets
Via The Kim Six Fix
Kim, at The Kim Six Fix, took some bright pink Dollar Store bins and made these adorable vintage locker baskets. To see more about this transformation, including how to make the metal locker tags, go here.
Dollar Store Bins for Art & Crafts Supplies
Katie (Little House of Four) has yet another storage solution. These little bins used to be red. Again, spray paint and some stamped metal labels, and you’ve got stylish storage for your art supplies (or anything else). You can see more about creating these bins, including how to make the stamped labels, here.
Taking from Katie’s inspiration, I created something similar for organizing under our bathroom sink.
Dollar Store Storage for Winter Gear
Via Lovely Etc.
Carrie, at Lovely Etc., started out with a teal storage basket from the dollar store, and created this look using gray primer, chalkboard paint, and silver craft paint.
Doesn’t the spray paint scratch off the plastic with heavy use?
This is definitely the “most asked” question I receive, so I wrote a whole blog post on how to prevent your bins from getting scratched up. I don’t use any of mine for “heavy use”, but for light use, they have worked out wonderfully. Here’s the post I wrote on helping that spray paint to adhere, if you are interested: https://www.lemonslavenderandlaundry.com/spray-painting-plastic/
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I absolutely love all of the storage ideas…especially the dollar store basket ideas for small bathrooms. My question is how are they mounted on the wall?
I certainly love all these dollar store bins as well. I’m not sure which bins you are referring to in your question. There are none that are mounted to the wall that I can see in this post, but maybe I’m missing something. If you’d let me know which ones, I can try to answer the question for you.
Hi! You are absolutely correct…I don’t see them now in the pictures you sent above. hmmm, to save face 🙂 how would you mount wicker baskets (2 – 3) to the wall in a tiny bathroom.
I’m dangerous with a nail gun and I don’t think gluing them would hold.
thanks for responding so quickly.
If the baskets aren’t too heavy, you could try Command Strips. That might work, and certainly isn’t so permanent.
She is refering to the baskets on the bathroom wall
Toni | Small Home Soul says
I love the different looks you can get just by changing them with paint and labels! Great roundup, thanks so much!
Awesome! Thanks for the great ideas.