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Toy Storage Bins with Custom Stencils

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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Toy Storage Bins with Custom Stencils

designed by Regina Davis

Stencils and color turn ordinary storage into playful, colorful organization with Americana Decor®.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Cameo (ADC10)
  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Inheritance (ADC12)
  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • vinyl
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • 1" stencil brush
  • cube bin


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe the bin surface with a damp cloth to remove any dirt. Cut out all stencils from vinyl on a Silhouette electronic cutting machine.
  2. Apply the stencil so the missing piece reveals the main body of the train.
  3. Using a stencil brush, paint the stencil in Inheritance. Remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.
  4. Apply the circle portion for the train wheels. Paint in Everlasting. Remove the stencil.
  5. Repeat the previous step for the window and additional wheel.
  6. Apply the stencil for the blue portion of the steam engine. Paint in Treasure. Remove stencil.
  7. Apply the black portion of the wheels and paint in Carbon. Remove stencil.
  8. Apply the stencil for the roof and smokestack top of the train. Paint in Cameo. Remove stencil.
  9. Apply the stencils for the bottom trim of the train. Paint in Treasure and remove stencils.
  10. Continue using the same method for the rest of the bins. (The "TOYS", puzzles, and cars have no specific paint order.)
  11. Paint the superhero bin in Everlasting and finish with Carbon.
  12. For the figure bin, paint colors in this order: New Life, Inheritance, Cameo, and Carbon. (Refer to final photo for color placement.)
  13. For the play food bin, paint colors in this order: Carbon (do cherry stem last), Treasure, Cameo (do cherry at the end), Inheritance, New Life.