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Makeover A Plastic Storage Cart With Pretty Gold Paint!

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Update an inexpensive plastic storage cart with paint for a quick and easy makeover. Take this storage piece from boring to wow!

You know those inexpensive plastic storage carts that you can find at most home and craft stores?

They are not very pretty, but you can pretty them up with paint!

Go gold for a little bling.

before & after gold cart

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Plastic Storage Cart

Today I’m teaming up with a group of creative bloggers for a fun upcycle challenge blog hop.

You all know I love to repurpose and upcycle.

The challenge is to upcycle anything glass, plastic or metal. Fun right? 

Upcycle Challenge

This came at a perfect time, as I am working on my craft room and looking for inexpensive storage ideas.

You can see my plans for the craft room that I’m updating in the $100 Room Challenge here. 

I hit up my favorite thrift store and saw this:

plastic cart before

Sorry for the blurry picture. It’s not very pretty, but I loved that it had 7 drawers that I could totally fill with tons of craft supplies.

I loved it even more when I saw the price:

price on plastic cart

I scooped that baby up as soon as I could and knew right away this was going to be my upcycle challenge.

Let me show you the paint I used, in case you want to makeover your own plastic cart.

Of course, you can use any color paint you like, but I do think the gold really pops! 

Makeover A Plastic Storage Cart with Paint



Start be removing all the drawers.

Give a light sanding to the plastic cart that you are painting and be sure to remove any dirt, etc.

first coat of gold paint

If you are able to spray paint the plastic cart, that would be faster, but that was not an option.

It is about 10 degrees here and even the basement is too cold to use spray paint.

This took longer, but does have a smooth finish when it is done.

This is after three coats:

gold paint

Once you have the entire cart painted, you can add the drawers back.

To step it up a notch, I used really cool cabinet pulls on the drawers.

Little details like this really make it look so much better:

finished cart

Plastic Storage Cart

I can’t wait to get my stuff in these drawers!

I’ll share an updated photo of it in the finished craft room at the end of the month.

Another way to update plastic storage is to give them a faux metal look like I shared here using Dollar Store plastic bins.

What a difference paint makes!

Before & After Bins Our Crafty Mom

For more craft room storage ideas check out my Pink and Gold Craft Room here.

craft room

If you watched the Netflix Series Tidying Up and were inspired to get organized, check out this post with 30 best organizing and decluttering ideas from bloggers who actually tried this method! 

30 Best Organizing And Decluttering Ideas With The Konmari Method #ourcraftymom #konmari #konmarimethod

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Sunday 10th of March 2019

Is there actua makeover challenges?


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

OMG, I have several of these plastic drawer units in my craft room and have been looking for ideas to make them look not so generic. Pinned!

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Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Michelle, Talk about drab to fab! Love this makeover and wow! What a difference a little paint and those cute label pulls make! Pinning to share.


Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Thanks so much Laurie!

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