DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers

These are not your token lockers, my friends! Don’t get me wrong — I love a good organization project and an array of rainbow colors as much as the next girl, but it’s nice to DIY something in colors that Jared would actually allow me to keep in our house instead of it only living in the studio! I like to think this combination of greens is a happy medium for the color lover in me, plus it seems to meet Jared’s standards too, ha!

To pull it off, we teamed up with Ace Hardware and Amy Howard to pick out the perfect, subtle chalk-based paint colors (hello, no priming, sanding, or stripping required!) at our local store. In case you’re into the brighter colors we usually go for, Ace Hardware can mix any color of Amy Howard at Home One Step paints using a tintable base. The skies the limit here, folks!

I’d say these DIY color block storage lockers were a success, wouldn’t you?…

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothDIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Plain wooden storage lockers

Paint – we used Amy Howard at Home One Step Chalk-Based in Cherbourg, Barefoot in the Park, & Easy Street

Paint brushes

Painter’s tape

The plain wooden lockers I had delivered came ASSEMBLED and with the gold hooks and all. How amazing is that?! Literally, all you’re doing here is painting on your chosen accent colors.

Since I liked the look of the finished wood from the original lockers, I decided to only paint certain cubbies in accent colors. I also steered away from going too hard on the bright colors so that it looked more adult than what you would think of a traditional locker set to be.

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothDIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

I used painter’s tape to tape off the sides of the boxes I was going to paint and used an angled brush to make sure the cut in was defined for each color.

The beauty of the Amy Howard chalk based paints is that you don’t have to do any sanding or finishing of the surface. Hence the “one-step” portion of the name. Let me just say that not having to sand each individual cubby is a BEAUTIFUL thing, my friends!

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Paint one coat on and let dry for thirty minutes before painting the second coat for optimal coverage. Then let dry/set completely and style for your entryway, mud room, office, you name it!

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothDIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

We’re pretty much professional hoarders at this point, so we had noooo problem filling this baby right up. It’s a lifesaver for decluttering an entryway, plus it isn’t bad on the eyes either.

What colors would you paint DIY color block storage lockers? I love the idea of all navy, too!

A big thanks to our friends at Ace Hardware and Amy Howard for partnering with us on this post! If you’re working on a paint project in your home this month, be sure to head to your local Ace as they are hosting a Buy 2 Gallons Get 1 Gallon Free deal on Clark+Kensington and Valspar paint lines, taking place deal on Clark+Kensington and Valspar paint lines, taking place May 24th – 29th.

Sugar & Cloth is donating 5% of all sponsored campaigns to charity, which you can read about right here!

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers

These are not your token lockers, my friends! Don’t get me wrong — I love a good organization project and an array of rainbow colors as much as the next girl, but it’s nice to DIY something in colors that Jared would actually allow me to keep in our house instead of it only living in the studio! I like to think this combination of greens is a happy medium for the color lover in me, plus it seems to meet Jared’s standards too, ha!

To pull it off, we teamed up with Ace Hardware and Amy Howard to pick out the perfect, subtle chalk-based paint colors (hello, no priming, sanding, or stripping required!) at our local store. In case you’re into the brighter colors we usually go for, Ace Hardware can mix any color of Amy Howard at Home One Step paints using a tintable base. The skies the limit here, folks!

I’d say these DIY color block storage lockers were a success, wouldn’t you?…

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothDIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Plain wooden storage lockers

Paint – we used Amy Howard at Home One Step Chalk-Based in Cherbourg, Barefoot in the Park, & Easy Street

Paint brushes

Painter’s tape

The plain wooden lockers I had delivered came ASSEMBLED and with the gold hooks and all. How amazing is that?! Literally, all you’re doing here is painting on your chosen accent colors.

Since I liked the look of the finished wood from the original lockers, I decided to only paint certain cubbies in accent colors. I also steered away from going too hard on the bright colors so that it looked more adult than what you would think of a traditional locker set to be.

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothDIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

I used painter’s tape to tape off the sides of the boxes I was going to paint and used an angled brush to make sure the cut in was defined for each color.

The beauty of the Amy Howard chalk based paints is that you don’t have to do any sanding or finishing of the surface. Hence the “one-step” portion of the name. Let me just say that not having to sand each individual cubby is a BEAUTIFUL thing, my friends!

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Paint one coat on and let dry for thirty minutes before painting the second coat for optimal coverage. Then let dry/set completely and style for your entryway, mud room, office, you name it!

DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth DIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & ClothDIY Color Block Storage Lockers by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

We’re pretty much professional hoarders at this point, so we had noooo problem filling this baby right up. It’s a lifesaver for decluttering an entryway, plus it isn’t bad on the eyes either.

What colors would you paint DIY color block storage lockers? I love the idea of all navy, too!

A big thanks to our friends at Ace Hardware and Amy Howard for partnering with us on this post! If you’re working on a paint project in your home this month, be sure to head to your local Ace as they are hosting a Buy 2 Gallons Get 1 Gallon Free deal on Clark+Kensington and Valspar paint lines, taking place deal on Clark+Kensington and Valspar paint lines, taking place May 24th – 29th.

Sugar & Cloth is donating 5% of all sponsored campaigns to charity, which you can read about right here!

Comments

  • abbie

    05.23.17

    oh my gooooosh! this is stunning! and I love any paint that’s one-step LOL

    • Ashley said:

      Right?! Allll about minimal time around here! xo

  • Miriam

    05.24.17

    Love the colors you pick! It looks so nice!

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks Miriam! I really love how it turned out! xo

  • CI-san

    05.25.17

    Beautiful! I pinned the idea for my future appartement. :-)

    • Ashley said:

      great, so glad you loved it!

  • Julie

    05.31.17

    Loving everything about this!! Where can I find those 2 pictures on top of the storage lockers?

    • Ashley said:

      We’re actually posting about them soon! Free printables :)

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