Friday, August 5, 2011

Project Day: Vampin up Storage Shelving





You know those storage units you can buy from the hardware store. With the ugly steel frames? Well the thing is we needed to buy some for the studio but we had to try and make them more appealing to the eye. Is that possible? Well, here's what we did:
  • Unpack the units and separate all the outer frames.
  • Grab some different coloured spray cans - we used pale pink, blue, green and yellow.
  • In an opened aired area spray straight onto the steel and cover all sides on all frames.
  • After the paint has dried assemble the units.
If you really want a mismatched look you could even put the units together with 4 different colours each end.
Happy Weekend Please Everyone!
Simone
xx

33 comments:

  1. Cute! Cute! Cute!
    What fabulous idea! They look great with the linens.

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  2. Hi Simone

    I love the idea - I think you need to speak to the manufacturers and put your name to producing them in your theme colours for girls craft rooms!

    have a happy day and a relax on the weekend I hope for you

    x

    Loulou

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  3. What a fantastic idea! Thanks a lot for sharing!

    San Diego Mobile Notary

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  4. Ooooh look at those colors:-)

    Hope things are well, I miss your blog! Darn busy life!

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  5. Hi Simone, This project idea is absolutely brilliant (as they all are). I am wondering if I can get away with spraypainting hubby's similar shelves in his shed. Perhaps pretty blues and purples??

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  6. What a great idea and they look fresh and festive with the fabric on them.

    Melinda

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  7. Great looking shelves Simone but I can't help eyeing all that gorgeous fabric :)
    x

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  8. Love this idea...I just had the spray paint cans out ....in pinks...you should see the sweet chairs I painted. I love spray paint! Hugs

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  9. I was only at Bunnings today looking at them thinking I really really need some.So when I do I know what I will be doing with them thanks xx

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  10. What a clever way to bright up the store room - maybe I should try it out on my husband's shed
    xox
    Melissah

    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the colour improvement. Have a great weekend too. xx

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  12. Totally love what you have done with these. x

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  13. Good GOD that is pretty, check out what you're doing with that space, AMAZING!! Love Posie

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  14. They look so pretty with all the gorgeous fabric stacked on them. x

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  15. Wonderful transformation...

    I just love what spray paint can do.

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  16. On this one I have to give my husband credit -- before I even met him he did the very same thing to the exact same metal shelves. Of course he had them in his living room -- not quite as darling as having them in your studio. But I think it may work again for stashing stuff in our laundry.

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  17. Of course, thinking outside the box, literally! Out of the box and then morphed into something fun.

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  18. great idea! I am in love with storage shelves anyway, I really need some for my utility room. I love to stock up on things.

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  19. I never would have thought of painting them. Smart!

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  20. Wow Simone you have been busy it looks awsome!! :)) x

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  21. Wow! Great job! I would have a field day with all of those fabrics! They are sooo fun! What do you use them all for?

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  22. Perfect idea....these shelves are everywhere at our place and not just in the garage...so they can look so much better! Why don't they make them these colours in the first place????

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  23. That is such a great idea, I love it!!

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  24. Lovely idea. I have quite a few shelves not exactly like these but I can use the same technique and make them prettier. Right now they're painted in black (ugly).

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  25. You're so lucky you have an attic!

    My husband and I are both from New England and now live in South Florida where attics aren't really found anywhere. We miss that extra space - it always creates such a cozy nook or great storage.

    Great job!

    Linda

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  26. Yes indeed those shelves were ugly but now they look fabulous!! Might have to try that one myself...the garden shed got a paint make over the other in much the same colours...much better than ugly grey metal..sorry but that industrial look is just not me either!
    I do love the fabric I am spying in those shelves...let me at it!!
    Hope your weekend was wonderful.
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  27. This is excellent! What a great way to spruce up a garage or attic area! We are in the process of - once again - organizing our garage. Maybe I need some paint first! Thanks for the inspiration - as always!!

    Robin

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  28. Very pretty! Loving the look of that fabric too! Happy week! X

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  29. Simple but so effective Simone! Like your style! xxx

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  30. wow, what a fantastic idea, you have totally transformed a rather plain shelving unit into something pretty
    Lee:)

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  31. Simone these are the exact ones I use for my storage. I'm going to have to try your little DIY very soon!

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