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Classic Rose Gold Storage Bins

Metallic Lustre®

Classic Rose Gold Storage Bins
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Classic Rose Gold Storage Bins

designed by Laura Kuhlmann

Even storage boxes can be glamorous with Metallic LustreĀ®.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • French Mauve (DA186)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Royal Ruby (DAO74)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Urban Ink - Beliefs (6" x 9") (PYU25)
  • Urban Ink - Spirited (6" x 9") (PYU26)

Metallic Lustre®

  • Rose Gold (ML15C)

Patio Paint Outdoor™

  • Rich Espresso (Metallic) (DCP401)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Matte Spray Finish (DAS13)

Other supplies

  • 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 (Americana Dual Sided Pouncers - DABK19)
  • small stencil brush
  • embellishments of choice (pearls, gemstones, ribbon)
  • cord (brown metallic)
  • 3/4" angle brush
  • storage container


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe each bin and lid with a damp paper towel to remove any dust.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 2" chip brush, paint the storage bins and lids in French Mauve.
    Step 1 Example
  3. 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.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using Rich Espresso (Metallic), paint the bottom of each bin using a 2" chip brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. 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.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. 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.
    Step 5 Example
  7. For the second coat, apply the paint using a stippling (up-and-down) motion with just the tip of the stencil brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. For added durability, spray each bin and lid with Americana Spray Finish in a finish of your choice. (Shown: Americana Matte Spray Finish)
  9. Add adhesive pearl embellishments to the inside of the label areas on each small bin.
    Step 8 Example
  10. 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.)
    Step 9 Example
  11. Using a cosmetic sponge, pounce Royal Ruby all over the front of each tag.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Using a cosmetic sponge, apply just a bit of the Rich Espresso (Metallic) onto the tag fronts until the desired look is achieved.
    Step 11 Example
  13. 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.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Using a small sponge dauber, apply Rose Gold over the French Mauve through the stencil.
    Step 13 Example
  15. 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.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Add adhesive pearl embellishments to the finished tag. Attach the tag through the opening of one of the large bins using brown metallic cord.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Repeat the above steps for the other tag, this time using the butterfly stencil from the Urban Ink - Spirited Stencils.
    Step 16 Example