Stationery - Chiswick

Altered metal storage bins – POP paint.

Posted on 29 Jan 2016

On the blog this week I am altering some scrapyard finds.
Its just one of those places where my family and I go from time to time to hunt down useful junk.
i was in desperate need of more storage items, and so I thought a good place would be under my desk, and came up with this idea.
I bought four drawers from an old steel cabinet and altered them to become useful wheely bins.
drawer 3step 1 – remove and clean the metal bins and let them airdry.
step 2 – pick your favourite colour POP paint or something to match your decor in my case.
I chose Urban for its neutral gorgeous colour that will disappear under my desk.
drawer step 1step 3 – No need to prime the drawers. I painted right over my rusty and dinged bins with a single layer of POP paint.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well the rusty metal was covered with this paint.
drawer step 3After the paint dried I stenciled the french wording onto the bins using white.
The next article is all about stenciling so watch this space.

I did not distress the bins but kept them as is.
to date I haven’t sealed or waxed the bins and so far they have held up really well.
So i am still contemplating the sealing bit. I will let you know if I do decide to seal them.

what I love most about the POP paint is the creamy texture and that I don’t have to prime the surface first!
a truly magical, easy to work with paint that anyone can use. So if you are an aspiring painter why not give it a try.
drawer 2I gained so much storage space with four of these bins under my desk – such a bonus that they look ultra cute too.
and how about those glass look alike castors – a bit like Cinderellas glass slippers don’t you think?
drawer 1Until next time – happy painting!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.