Upcycle Storage Containers

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25 Minutes

I have these 3 drawer storage containers several places in our home. Sometimes I like that I can see what's in the drawer, and other times I do not. I came up with an easy and inexpensive way to upcycle the drawers - hiding what's inside and giving it a face lift at the same time.

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You'll need the following supplies:

  • Drawer(s) you want to upcycle
  • Contact paper of your choice
  • Regular paper/butcher
  • paper
  • pencil
  • sissors
  • Ruler
  • Electrical Tape
  • Razor blade

I used butcher paper to trace the front of my drawer to make a pattern.

I measured the top down to the handle, and it was about 2 1/2". The indent portion of the bottom half of the drawer would take more contact paper than the upper portion. I needed to cut my pattern in 1/2 to accommodate this.

I cut my pattern out.

I then traced my pattern onto the back of the contact paper and cut the contact paper.

I pulled off the backing and put both 1/2 on the front of the drawer.

I used the white electrical tape to cover the lines of the two sections. I trimmed off the extra contact paper using a razor blade/Xacto knife.

Here it is all finished, and I love the way it turned out!

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  • Jen Jen on Nov 26, 2021

    Where did you find these bins?

  • Claudia Hayes Claudia Hayes on Nov 22, 2023

    I guess I don't comprehend the instructions. It look like you took a 3 drawer and made it a 6 drawer.

  • Patricia Patricia on Jan 26, 2024

    I have similar, but maybe wider drawers. When I pull out a drawer, they won't slide back in. It's like the plastic "framing" slumps and I have to reach around the back to lift it back in place. Any tips to remedy this?

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