I recently played with my office decor and added a few pieces of furniture for added storage. I realized that the tan and brown shallow baskets I had in my shelves were clashing with color scheme I had begun to set up.
*LIGHTBULB* Spray paint…a true Pinner’s friend. I’ve been on the spray paint bandwagon for a good year now and I suppose I’m guilty of finding excuses to spray paint things. Well this just happens to be a sparkling opportunity (pun intended).
Here is the basket that I started out with:
I decided on silver metallic. Normally I wouldn’t go for such a “loud” option, but I had recently spray painted a lamp with Rustoleum Metallic and I was sold. So silver metallic it was:
After three coats (2 looked good, but I wanted to be sure, in case the lighting was more unforgiving in my office than I had anticipated), I brought it back to the shelf. I placed a clear plastic shelf liner beneath the basket for two reasons: to protect the shelf from scratching, and as a temporary measure of ensuring the paint didn’t transfer to the shelf, in case I didn’t actually wait long enough. I’m super impatient.
I’ve since removed the shelf liner and love it, love it, love it. But wait, there’s more.
The same day that I placed this back on the shelf, I found a sliding shoe box that was basically begging me to be christmas tag and ribbon storage. I was all, “You don’t have to beg, our relationship is stronger than that”.
I took contact paper (I got mine from Wal-Mart, but you can order different styles on Amazon too) and the Rustoleum Metallic spray.
I sprayed the “drawer” part of the shoe box and wrapped the rest of the box with the contact paper; just as you would if you were wrapping a present.
So for the cost of a can of spray paint, I was able to improve the decor so that I didn’t gag everytime I looked at my shelves.
I now store binder clips and pin clips in reused candle jars and a diffuser that makes me happy. The dressy little shoebox now stores stationary accents, labels, and stickers.
I promise it’s easy to do and really hard to mess up. If you like the way it looks, or want to try a different color, go for it and let me know how you did! I love getting feedback on DIY tries!
Have a great Tuesday loves:)