Y’all know how practical and versatile plastic storage drawers can be, but let’s face it—they are not the most visually appealing around the house. As a mom who loves crafting, I decided to tackle this challenge head-on and find creative ways to transform those plain storage drawers into eye-catching décor pieces.
Paint to Perfection
If you’re anything like me, you know a good can of spray paint can work wonders. Pick a color that matches your home’s décor or even one that pops if you’re feeling adventurous. Just make sure to clean the drawers thoroughly and use a primer beforehand. When using the spray paint, follow the can’s instructions and avoid touching it when it’s wet.
Use Fabric To Make It Fabulous
Now, who doesn’t love a good fabric project? Grab some beautiful fabric from your local craft store or look around the house for old but lovely clothes that no one wears anymore. Cut the fabric to fit the size of the drawer fronts and use a hot glue gun or strong double-sided tape to attach it. As a bonus, you can rotate the fabric between seasons or whenever you want a new look.
Add Some Lovely Labels
Creating cute labels for your plastic storage drawers helps with organization and is an excellent way to add a touch of elegance. You can make labels using cardstock, a handwritten or printed font, and some ribbon or twine to attach to the drawer handles. Play around with different shapes and sizes until you find the perfect fit.
Decorative Paper or Wallpaper for the Win
Wrapping the drawer fronts with decorative paper or wallpaper is another way to transform those plain plastic storage drawers. Choose a paper that complements your home décor or adds a fun pattern. Trim the paper to size, spray the drawer fronts with adhesive spray, then carefully apply the paper, smoothing out any creases or bubbles with your hands or a straight edge.
Replacing Handles To Stand Out
Upgrade the appearance of your plastic storage drawers by swapping out the plain handles for decorative ones. This simple change will instantly elevate their look, giving them an expensive and stylish vibe. Take your search online or visit local home décor stores to find unique and fun handles that perfectly match your personality and taste.
Once you have your new handles, remove the existing ones and use a bit made to drill through plastic to secure your new ones. With this easy update, you’ll transform your storage drawers into functional and eye-catching pieces that add a touch of sophistication to any space.
I hope y’all found these ideas as inspirational as I did. It’s amazing how making a few changes can transform those plastic storage drawers into something beautiful and functional. Please feel free to share your own ideas on how to make plastic storage drawers look better. I’d love to see what y’all come up with!