Classic Rose Gold Storage Bins

Classic Rose Gold Storage Bins

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 11th 2016

Even storage boxes can be glamorous with Metallic Lustre®.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • soft cloth
    • painter's tape
    • 2" chip brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • sea sponge
    • cosmetic sponge
    • paper tag
    • sponge pouncer
    • small stencil brush
    • embellishments of choice
    • cord
    • 3/4" angle brush
    • storage container



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Wipe each bin and lid with a damp paper towel to remove any dust.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a 2" chip brush, paint the storage bins and lids in French Mauve.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a soft cloth, apply Rose Gold to each of the storage bins and lids. (Don't apply to the bottoms of the bins.) Let dry. Once dry, apply an additional coat. Use a clean section of the cloth to buff to a shine.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using Rich Espresso (Metallic), paint the bottom of each bin using a 2" chip brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Squeeze out a smaller amount of Rich Espresso (Metallic) onto the bottom of each bin; use a sea sponge to blot the color all over the bottom. (This will add a textured look.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the metal handles, label holders, corners, and edges with two coats of Rich Espresso (Metallic) using a 3/4" flat and small stencil brush. Allow the brush-strokes to show through on the first coat.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. For the second coat, apply the paint using a stippling (up-and-down) motion with just the tip of the stencil brush.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. For added durability, spray each bin and lid with Americana Spray Finish in a finish of your choice. (Shown: Americana Matte Spray Finish)
    16. Add adhesive pearl embellishments to the inside of the label areas on each small bin.
    17. Instruction #9
    18. To make the mixed media tags, paint a rough coat of Rich Espresso (Metallic) onto the front and back of each tag using a 3/4" angle brush. (Allow the brush-strokes to show through.)
    19. Instruction #10
    20. Using a cosmetic sponge, pounce Royal Ruby all over the front of each tag.
    21. Instruction #11
    22. Using a cosmetic sponge, apply just a bit of the Rich Espresso (Metallic) onto the tag fronts until the desired look is achieved.
    23. Instruction #12
    24. Place the stars stencil from the Urban Ink - Beliefs Stencil on top of one of the tags; use painter's tape to hold in place. Using a stencil brush, apply French Mauve stars to the tag. Do not remove stencil.
    25. Instruction #13
    26. Using a small sponge dauber, apply Rose Gold over the French Mauve through the stencil.
    27. Instruction #14
    28. Choose ribbon scraps to match the tag and storage bins. Cut the scraps to the same size; tie them together; and attach the ribbon scraps through the hole at the top of the tag.
    29. Instruction #15
    30. Add adhesive pearl embellishments to the finished tag. Attach the tag through the opening of one of the large bins using brown metallic cord.
    31. Instruction #16
    32. Repeat the above steps for the other tag, this time using the butterfly stencil from the Urban Ink - Spirited Stencils.
    33. Instruction #17