More Chevron, Please!

Yep, it’s official. I have a problem. A problem turning down the zig-zaggy goodness of a chevron stripe. Proven here, and here.

I also love when the Kiddo’s toys are organized. So, I was so happy when I found these storage cubes to help us do a little more stashing and hiding under the TV, but… you’re going down, plain, green, boxes.

storage bins

When I found these boxes, I said, “Yay, they’re the right size!”
And, then I said, ” Boo… too bad they’re green.”

Time to get around to fixing that.

painted plastic storage boxes

First, I prepped with a nice bright yellow (perfect for the living room). I used Krylon Fusion, and as promised, it worked great on plastic.

Painted plastic storage boxes

Then, the fun part. Planning the chevron pattern. My first shot at it was freehand. So was shot #2, it was not working… Because of the uneven front surface, it ended up looking wonky. I needed to get a chevron “peak” in the centre.

Painted plastic storage boxes

 

Painted plastic storage boxes

Now, it’s finally getting there. The trick was to decide where I wanted the peaks placed, and work out from there. I began in the bottom left corner and worked up.

Painted plastic storage boxes

Once I figured the first row out, it went fairly easily from here. It should end up looking a little like a pie crust. Then I took an exact-o knife to exclude the unwanted pieces of tape.

Painted plastic storage boxes

Painted plastic storage boxes

The pattern starts to emerge! This is the second-most-fun part.

Now, it’s time for paint job #2. A simple greige colour, until the exterior has noooo mooooore greeeeen!

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Now, to wait for it all to dry (that was the hardest part), but before long it’s time to peel your tape people. THIS IS THE MOST-FUN-PART! Yipee!

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

The Kiddo¬†looked a little confused as I exclaimed “Weeee!” when the tape was completely removed. I usually reserve my “Wee’s” when twirling in circles with the Kiddo, or driving over a bumpy road with her — which most times gets a pretty big smile out of her. But, you understand where I’m coming from, don’t you?

Time to slip back into your cubbies my pretties…

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

All ready to hide the Kiddo’s toys. Pretty and organized, what’s not to love?

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Paint is a wonderful thing. Can’t find exactly what you need? Customize it until you get it! In one afternoon, we got from function to beauty AND purpose.

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

Chevron Painted plastic storage boxes

 

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