So after figuring out what I needed, I went to Home Depot and Lowes on the hunt for this toolbox. I went to HD first because they had it in gray... except they were out. So when I got to Lowes and they only had blue (which did not match my color scheme I was going for) I knew I was going to spray paint it. I went to Michaels and got some paper in shades of pink and gray. I also got some sparkly ribbon to put on the lip of the drawers. I spray painted the toolbox with two coats and it was as easy as can be. I got spray paint meant for plastic and went on my way. No sanding for this girl. This is the toolbox before... (picture taken from Lowes site because I was so excited to start that I never took a picture).
The site where this idea came from had a printable for the drawer labels. I decided to make my own because I wanted a different font (and I think a couple different labels as well). I also made a pattern piece for the size that I wanted to cut my scrapbook paper into. It was really easy to make and only took a few minutes.
Next, I printed out the labels on white paper and cut them out. I decided what color was going to go on each drawer and traced the "pattern pieces" onto the scrapbook paper. I cut those out and mod podged them on top of the white labels so that all I could see was a white strip with the word on the bottom. I used mod podge because I couldn't find my regular glue and I was hoping this would stick better anyways.
|(Don't mind the date, I give up trying to re-set the date every time I charge the battery.)|
Once they all dried, I used some Quick Stick adhesive spray to stick the labels onto the drawers. And I tell ya, that stuff is strong. I did a test on the back of a drawer and I don't think I could get that paper off if I tried. The only problem I had is that the stuff is sticky and being that I was spraying multiple drawers, my hands were a sticky mess. Some of the drawers I know I will need to redo because I was losing patience, but so far nothing has fallen off. And some of the papers got a little wrinkly but it's ok, I still love it! Last, I took my sparkly ribbon, cut pieces the length of the drawers and hot glued them on. And I give you my new teacher toolbox that I can not wait to stick on my desk.
|(I have since turned the date feature off on the camera)|
(please excuse the picture quality- I have decided that I will be using my old point and shoot for all things school related because I want to keep these pictures separate from our personal pictures.)