Most of my DIY projects involve more crafting that just simply painting something, but these lockers that I recently revamped are just too cute to keep to myself! I am always so surprised by how much a coat of paint can make things 100 times better. I bought these lockers about 5 or 6 years ago at a localish flea market that some of you may have heard of called Round Top. They were originally from an old Austin high school, and I loved the mintish green color of them. I kept them as is for the last few years and eventually the lockers made their way into my daughters closet and remained un touched. When cleaning out her room, I took back the unused lockers and decided they needed a little facelift. I am so pumped with how good they look now that I had to style them up in the perfect colorful craft room.
Aren’t the lockers so pretty with the white and colorful doors? I also scavanged my kids playroom for all the letter magnets they had and spray painted them in my own color scheme. I may need to buy another pack, because I didn’t have enough letters to spell out anything sensible. But I just love the colors of my new set up!
There are many painting tutorials out there, so likely this is nothing new, but I’ll share the details on how I made this DIY painted locker and craft room. To begin with, this is how the lockers looked before:
I began by priming the entire surface with my favorite spray primer, Zinser Bulls Eye 1-2-3. Once primed, I let the paint dry for 30 minutes.
Then I went over the white frame of the locker with glossy white Rustoleum spray paint and let it dry. For the doors I actually painted on acrylic craft paint in my choice of colors. Once dry I sprayed on a layer of clear sealant (just a clear gloss spray paint of any brand will work).
For the letters I used my montana gold spray acrylic paint to paint a few letters in 4-5 different colors. The colors I used for the letters were shrimp dark, yolk, bazooka Joe, malachite, and strawberry.
I also used the same spray paint colors to paint this container garden from IKEA. Then I just added in a few of my favorite colorful craft supplies on the shelves and all the rest will make their home in my newly painted lockers.
Anyone else itching to paint a few lockers now?! I can’t wait to one day have a studio outside my home so I can set up my craft room to be this cute! Right now I am packed into my small office with shelves and rolling carts overflowing with supplies. It’s all functional, but not at all this cute.