DIY: Plastic Storage Drawers Makeover

This past weekend, I moved into my new apartment in Uptown, Minneapolis! Moving was quite hectic and very expensive. I found myself in dire need of a bedside table, but without the desire to actually spend money on it. I already had this set of cheap plastic drawers so I thought I would find a way to give them a little makeover to make them work as a cute side-table. The solution? Pretty paper!


The paper hides the clutter inside the drawers and it gives my new bedroom a pop of color and pattern. This didn’t take long at all and it was so much less expensive than buying something new!

Here’s how you can recreate the look!


1. Measure each drawer and cut a piece of colored paper to fit.

2. Use the clear tape – or any other type of adhesive you have on hand to secure the paper to the front of the drawer. I used a piece on each side and then two more to secure it to the bottom so it would sit flat against the front.


3. Repeat for each drawer and that’s it!

See? Super easy and very inexpensive! Now I have a side-table that matches my room/ style perfectly and I have a side table with a ton of storage!


10 thoughts on “DIY: Plastic Storage Drawers Makeover

  1. Great idea! Looks good 🙂

  2. robert says:

    I think you know how to write a really valuable post. Thanks!

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  4. Karen VanRavenswaay says:

    So simple-after you thought of it first, of course, that is.

  5. dee says:

    what kind of paint should i use if i wanted to paint my plastic storage drawers mine is blue i would like for it to be black..

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