How Can I Make My Sterilite Drawer Organizer Pretty?

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Although Sterilite drawer organizers are extremely useful, they are typically made of mundane plastic and are simply not attractive or exciting. Although these containers are stored away in closets, cupboards or under beds most of the time, giving your organizer a creative face lift will create a pleasant surprise for people seeing it for the first time, and it will bring a smile to your face every time you use it.

Things You'll Need

  • Painter's tarp
  • Spray paint for plastic
  • Rag
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Scrapbook stickers
  • Lay down a painter's tarp in a well-ventilated area. Remove the Sterilite drawers from the main container and set all pieces on the tarp. Coat each piece with a layer of spray paint formulated for plastic surfaces in a color that matches your existing decor. Spray in smooth, wide motions and keep the can's nozzle 12 inches from the surface. Wipe up any trickles as they happen with a rag, then cover the wiped-off area again if necessary. Let the container dry completely.

  • Cut out a large rectangle of fabric the same dimension as the top of the container to fully cover the top surface. Plug in a hot glue gun. Feed a hot glue gun stick into its holster. Hot glue the fabric to the top surface when warm by running a thin bead of glue in a rectangle around the perimeter of the top surface. Press the fabric onto the glue gently.

  • Make faux drawer pulls with three-dimensional, decorative scrapbook stickers. Place a sticker in the center of a drawer's front face to emulate a knob. If the drawers already have knobs on them, find a sticker large enough to fully cover it and adhere it with hot glue.

  • Place the container in a corner and garnish with a bowl of faux fruit, a lightweight vase or decorative sculpture. If you have several Sterilite organizers, decorate all of them in the same manner--using the same or different paint colors--and stack them to create a unique shelving unit.

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