Lockers with a Graphic Punch

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The theme of the first round was graphics from The Graphics Fairy. Let me just say I LOVE the Graphics Fairy. When I saw the first challenge was to use one of her amazing graphics, I was thrilled. My biggest problem was narrowing down all of the options! But since I have been obsessing about using arrows in design lately, I decided to find a great arrow graphic and pair it with a yard sale find from my stash in the basement.

I picked up these dirty, beige lockers this past summer at a yard sale for five bucks. I love the industrial, vintage vibe lockers can give a space and I even have a great set of lockers in my bedroom that I redid earlier this year. But these guys were pretty blah to begin with. They didn’t even have numbers! I knew the right graphic could really add some major style. I found the perfect arrow on an old weathervane graphic.

The Graphics Fairy

Of course, I had to make the arrow huge to work on these lockers. I unrolled a loooong section of contact paper the same height as the lockers and drew my arrow design onto it free-hand. I then used an exacto knife to cut out the design. After spray-painting the lockers white, I stuck my contact paper stencil on the front and stencilled on the arrow design with some pretty turquoise paint.

From blah and beige to tons of personality.

Now I am off in search of more lockers (Can you have too many?) and more ways to design using arrows.  Has anyone else used an arrow design on a project?  Or seen any great arrows lately?  If so maybe you can point me toward them.  (Sorry – I just couldn’t stop myself on that one).

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  1. says

    The locker looks fabulous! You’ve given me a great idea – I have some school lockers – full length – I think I would prefer the cubbies. Too bad you weren’t in my neck of the woods – I could gift you a whole bank of lockers :)

  2. says

    Congrats on making thru to Week 2! The locker was really stunning :D

    Visiting from TT&J linky party tonight and thanks for sharing :D
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois at WHYCUZICAN

  3. says

    I’m visiting from the Graphics Fairy and I had to comment. May I just say, Oh. My. Gosh! I can’t believe you did this free hand! This is stunning! You did an amazing job!

  4. says

    This is so great, such a nice feminine element on what was a more masculine piece. Just perfect. A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

  5. says

    I adored your bedroom cubby locker makeover. Now I don’t know which of your locker makeovers I like more. The stenciled arrow is beautiful. I would love a tall set to put outside my bathroom. Because I like this design so much, I am now on a cubby finding mission. Nicely done!

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