Give Your Plastic Storage A Face Lift

So, I am in the process of making Echo a vanity for her room. I know, she is only 5. When I say vanity I don’t mean a place for her to sit down and put on her pounds of makeup, because what 5 year old needs to wear makeup? I mean a place for her to keep all of her to keep all of her girly things (lip gloss, nail polish, hair accessories, etc.). When she keeps it in the bathroom her brother messes with it. She is going to school this year and I want her to have her own space to get ready in the morning. I am almost done with the vanity and I will do a tutorial but in the meantime I am going to give you guys an unfinished peek, in this post. So tell me what you think.

For the vanity I am making I used a old dresser that had broken drawers. To fill in the space that was broken I purchased plastic storage drawers from Walmart. I didn’t like the look of the clear plastic so I decided to cover them. I know a lot of tutorials use shelf liner or card stock but I had already used a fabric to decorate and I wanted to incorporate that in the drawers.

This is what you will need:

  • Plastic storage drawers
  • Fabric or cardstock
  • Mod Podge 
  • Strong adhesive  like E6000 (if you are using fabric)
  • Paint brush or rag

I started off making sure the drawers were clean and free of any dirt or dust.


I measured my drawer and cut a piece of fabric to line up. Then I covered the inside of the drawer with Mod Podge. I left 1/2 inch all around the edge empty and went around the edges with a small amount of E6000. Then I  placed the fabric print side out. I pushed it all down firm and smoothed it out.


After its done drying admire your hard work and,  That’s it!

I decided to label the drawers since this is going to be for a vanity.

Cover plastic drawers with fabric

There still have a few things I want to do to the vanity, I want to add more vinyl and wall decorations. I will show you the finished vanity in the tutorial but here it is so far.

Update your plastic storage drawers with fabric


What do you guys think? Any ideas what else I should add?



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