Doing It Yourself

Get in and get dirty. That’s what I like to do when it comes to home projects. My list of home projects just went from zero to one hundred. How crazy is that, well my husband and I just moved. So I now have a clean slate to work with and tons of Pinterest ideas that can now become reality. My first DIY project was organizing my linen closet.  For which I had a vision of using dollar tree storage bins. So here is how it all went down.

What You Will Need

  1. A closet
  2. Open space
  3. Tarp or project blanket
  4. Dollar tree plastic bins
  5. Metallic Primer in 1 Spray Paint
  6. Gloves

My Closet


I purchased 9 bins

Spray Paint I used


  


The Process

First I laid my brand new bins out on my blanket and took off all tags. I did my project in the screened porch area which worked perfectly. I had no bugs harassing me and I was able to be out in the fresh air. After taking off the tags I proceeded to spray the first coat of primer as suggested by the lowes associate (I wasn’t going to buy primer). I let that dry for about 10minutes then repeated that process. Here is where the fun begins I was able to spray my first coat of paint. Their is nothing like the anticipation that comes when doing projects. Just waiting to see how it will come out. After the first coat it didn’t look like much as you can see below……

  
So I flipped them over and went to town on the next side giving each one a good couples of coats in one spray.  Below you will see they were starting to grasp the spray and have a little metallic shine to them. However it wasn’t fully coated…..


Not only were they not fully coated but I was running out of spray, Yikes.

  


 I left them to dry and headed to my nearest Walmart where I purchased this brand……

  
This brand is the best one to use. After one coat I was jumping for joy at what my eyes beheld. This what you see below is after two coats……


Which was good enough for me.  On to organizing and setting up my closet. Most of the bins I purchased had pre-assigned jobs. 4 for hair products like shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers. 3 for hair tools like blow dryer, flat irons, and combs.  The remaining two were to hold random items. 
Here is my final organized closest with my DIY metallic bins…..

  

The top shelves are for face towels, wash cloths, and towels. The bottom shelves with my new bins are for hair products! 😉

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