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The best DIYs are usually the simplest.
Whether it is a fresh coat of paint or an updated design detail, it can make an overlooked item come back to life. Using masking tape and paint, I painted black stripes on fabric bins and I love the way they turned out. The best part was this project was done during Max’s afternoon nap (and he is a 30 min napper!).Here are the simple steps to painting stripes on fabric bins.

Posted by Bernice from Richmond, Virginia, United States • Published See Bernice's 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Measure the height of the bin and decide how many stripes you want. The bins I used were 13" tall and I wanted 6 stripes (2.17" per stripe).

  • How to paint a painted box. Painted Fabric Bins - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a pencil to lightly mark the stripes and tape it off. Press along the edge of the tape for a tight seal so paint doesn’t seep through.

  • How to paint a painted box. Painted Fabric Bins - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a sponge brush and paint. Avoid using heavy brush strokes along the tape seams because paint might seep through. After the paint has dried, remove tape. It’s that easy! NOTE Initially I used black spray paint, but spray paint ran very heavily.

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