Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Galaxy Bins

I landed on a Galaxy theme for my new room, I'm taking it one step at a time, but in this case I just up-cycled a few items I already had.

I Used:
  • Peroxide
  • Krylon Fusion for Plastic in Navy and Purple
  • White Acrylic Plaint
  • Large Sheet Paper
  • Masking Tape
I started with my old laundry bin. I've had issues with painting plastic before so I started by cleaning it up with a bit of peroxide. This should take care of any residual oils that might have built up on the surface and could cause the paint to wrinkle.

I didn't feel like wasting paint so I taped paper down to the inside.

I used Kyrolan Fusion for Plastic so I didn't bother priming, but if you're looking for a color that this stuff doesn't come in you'd better pick up a plastic primer which is kind of like the base coat for nail polish, it helps the paint stick. This shade was Navy Blue but it took a few coats before it got dark enough to look navy. I also didn't color it too evenly because you know 'galaxy'.

With my wastebasket I didn't color the whole thing with blue I did sort of a random swirly fade out.

When I was done with the blue I added the purple swirls with some more Kryolan spray. I really liked the way it looked, but I kind of wished I'd have had some teal with me to have added more depth under the purple.

I added the purple to the waste basket as well, I had to add quite a bit since the pink blended with it too well.

To finish it all off I splattered on some white acrylic and it looks awesome!

I liked the waste basket too but the laundry bin really takes the cake.


  1. This is so rocking! I can't believe it came out so well. Just shows that a little creativity goes a long way! Can't wait to see your next project!

    1. I know right, it's made of awesome.