Do you have plans for this weekend? Every now and then I like to take on a little DIY project (see more DIY ideas, here) over the weekend and this industrial storage with spray-painted numbers on the doors is just the kind of simple crafty update I like best – quick yet effective! Of course, you don’t have to use numbers, you could create the same look with typographical letter, perhaps the initial of each family member, or you could spell out a word. I’ve added instructions to the image above but my two top tips would be to take time to do the prep well because this DIY will only work if all the spray-painted numbers/letters are the same size and height. The second tip would be to fix newspaper around the edge of each stencil to make it easier to spray the stencil without getting paint elsewhere on the cabinet. Have you ever done a DIY like this? What crafty projects have inspired you lately?

// Photography by Patric Johansson via Livet Hemma


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. good tip! I will be resting this weekend and try to wrap my head around getting my financial numbers together to get ready for around round of tax season … fun stuff!

    my DIY projects usually are around artwork at home … I love this industrial project you tabled here … will we see a little spray/stencil love at your home too Mr?

  2. Damn it Will, you post and tweet about everything I love, forcing me to keep retweeting you! Forgot to mention I went to your seminar at Interiors UK in Birmingham. It was excellent, for all levels of bloggers too!! Thanks for all the great stuff you enlighten us with. L x

  3. I love those lockers…no time for much DIY these days, but I’m not much of a DIY-er anyhow! I will be doing some for their birthday in July…

    Bon weekend Will!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.