First, give your old plastic chest new life with a fresh coat of paint. We chose two shades of blue, a lighter color for the siding and a darker hue for the trim and inside. Coat all surfaces of the storage chest with plastic primer. This will help the new paint stick to the chest. Let dry for two hours.
Paint the slats on the exterior and interior of the box in desired color. Let dry for two hours, then add a second coat. Once paint is dry, cover the slats with kraft paper and apply two coats of spray paint to the box's frame in your coordinating color, allowing paint to dry for two hours after each coat. We recommend spray painting outdoors or in a well ventilated environment. Lay down a drop cloth or newspaper before starting to keep your floors clean.