IKEA Recycle Bins to Industrial Storage

DIY IKEA Hack: IKEA Recycle Bins to Industrial Storage

IKEA Recycle Bins to Industrial Storage Grillo Designs (15)
My new craze this year is industrial! I absolutely love it all – although I’ll admit the prices aren’t that impressive. I’m currently in the process of decorating my little boys room – with an industrial theme and locating suitably  priced decor  was  difficult. Here is my IKEA Recycle Bins to Industrial Storage.
 
I had a few recycle bins lying around the house ( I have a lot of items just lying around my house as I’m a  hoarder as they say ) and had the idea of creating the industrial metallic   look and using them as storage!
IKEA Recycle Bins to Industrial Storage Grillo Designs
 
Il talk you through the steps I used to create this look!

Lightly Sanded the recycle bin with sand paper to give the paint something to adhere on to.

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Wipe clean with dry cloth.
 
Applied  the primer : for this I used Canbrush grey primer spray paint . I applied two light coats with an hour drying tint in between each coat
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I then applied silver metallic spray paint ( any brand will do) . This coat  was spayed on a little heavier and then left to dry for an hour.
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To give the tubs more of a dirty/ industrial look I then sprayed Rustoleum Old bronze spray paint on top of the silver lightly.
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Once dried, I uses the metallic silver spray paint again and very lightly sprayed over the bronze to give the appearance of tiny silver specs.
 
STENCILS -( I purchased a set of 1 – 10 on eBay . I used the industrial font.) I stenciled using white and orange  spray paint on the lids and side of tub and left to dry for an hour.
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I then used authentico wax to seal it all (using a dry cloth to buff) – you could also use a clear  poly for this step but I didn’t have it available!
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And that’s it! The prefect storage for a little boys room 🙂 You could also add nail heads to the corners as fake rivers if you wanted to take this Upcycle to the next level!
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