Raise your hand if you love the farmhouse style! In 2015 I decided to completely redo my classroom and change everything to the farmhouse style…but I had a tight budget! You can see a complete classroom tour here. Since then, I have had several messages asking how I painted these plastic bins. So, I am here today to share how to DIY Dollar Tree metal locker bins!
DIY Dollar Tree Metal Locker Bins
I purchased these plastic locker bins from Dollar Tree many years ago when I had a primary color-themed classroom. I have seen several different plastic versions of these – some from the Dollar Tree and some from other stores. Here are the ones that I used. (link below picture)
I reused the primary colored bins that I already had from previous years and then purchased more to get the amount of bins I needed. I bought silver Krylon brand spray paint and spray painted all of them until they were silver on the inside and outside.
After spray painting them silver, I let them dry overnight and then sprayed them with a clear matte protecting finish. (link below picture)
I let them dry for several weeks before putting them in my classroom library. I wanted to make sure all the paint was good and dry before putting books in them.
I hope this helps you with fulfilling that farmhouse style classroom on a budget! These DIY metal locker bins worked great for me!
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