Creating Some Appeal to Plastic Storage

Hi All! Donna Beth here!!

I’m still in the middle of organizing and putting my front room back together and rearranging to make it flow better. While doing this, I decided my very tired filing cabinet where I store my 8 1/2 x 11 paper needed to either go or be revamped.

Well since we just did a whole bunch of painting and got some things for our kids since they are distance learning right now, while I wanted a new one, a revamp would have to do.

I didn’t make a video of this process and forgot to get a before picture… but it was just all black… plain Jane as my mom would’ve said. So I added contact paper to the top, and Washi tape to the sides and top of drawer pulls to add some color and match the room better. Took all of about 15 minutes, but definitely helps the cabinet fit in better now.


  • Cabinet or bookcase you want to jazz up
  • Contact paper in your choice of pattern
  • Washi Tape
  • Scissors/X-acto knife


  1. I cut a piece of contact paper that was just bigger than the recessed section I was going to put it in. (Roughly an extra 1/4 inch on all 4 sides)
  2. Removed the backing and starting at the back center smoothed out using a crafting scraper all the way to the inside edges.
  3. Then using an X-acto knife (I actually used the Cricut Truecontrol Knife) cut along the bottom edge where you want the contact paper to stop. Remove the excess.
  4. With an appropriate accent color or matching color of washi tape or decorative duct tape, add details like lines or shapes to jazz up the piece.

Good luck helping your older things look new again to create that space you love. Have a great day all!

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of

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