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Personalized Storage Tubs

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Personalized storage containers

Rough cost estimate: $30(for one bin). Does not include applicable taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools.

Rough time estimate: 1 hour (not including drying time)


1. Wipe down and clean a galvanized tub.

2. Apply three or four coats of spray paint in your desired color to the outside of the tub, allowing each coat to dry.

3. Using paint and a small hobby brush or permanent marker, add words and decorations to the tub, and let dry. Apply two coats of clear polyurethane spray, and allow to dry.

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Project Details

  • Materials
    • Galvanized tub (15-gallon, #90007)
    • Spray paint (Valspar, in your desired color)
    • Paint (Valspar, in your desired color)
    • Clear polyurethane spray (#45873)
  • Tools
    • 5-piece hobby brush set (#105657)

About This Article

  • Photographer: Brian Francis
  • Publish Date: 09/01/2008