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