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Painted Canvas Bins

Sometimes a project comes along that makes me giddy. Today I get to share one of those projects with you.

It all started when I bought a shelf with four canvas bins at a yard sale. I thought it would be perfect for craft room storage:

It was a little dingy (okay, a lot dingy), but I thought I could just wash the bins.

I had already bought it (for a whopping $3) and brought it home before I realized that the supports inside the canvas are cardboard. Doh! So then I thought about taking them apart and sewing all new bins using the old cardboard as the supports. But that sounded like a lot of work and I was not happy about that.

Then one night, I woke up at around 1:00am with a brilliant idea. (I know... I'm crazy like that.) PAINT! I could paint those dirty bins and give them a whole new life.

What do you think?

First I penciled on the designs I wanted, then filled them in with regular old acrylic craft paint. It was easy! And I think it helped with the tedium that I was unreasonably giddy. I may or may not have been doing ballerina leaps each time I ran to the bathroom to wash out my paintbrushes. I told you I was giddy about this project.

I love how they turned out. They make me so happy! And now they can brighten up my craft room and inspire me to keep on crafting.

UPDATE: I have gotten a lot of questions about the type of paint I used. Here's a pic, for those of you who are visual like me:
Jennifer V.
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