Make These Pretty Rose Gold Boxes – an IKEA Hack!

I’ve got a fun IKEA hack for you today: pretty rose gold boxes – DIY style! IKEA storage boxes and bins are so versatile, and with this easy update they become decorative too. Make your office supplies look gorgeous!

IKEA Hack - Rose Gold Boxes

Thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this project and sharing it with their readers. This project idea and the tutorial are both 100% my own.

Back in January, I shared a tutorial on how to upcycle a set of stacking boxes into pretty rose gold boxes:

DIY Rose Gold Boxes

Those boxes (above) were on the small to medium size — left over from one of those Christmas gift packages of nuts and candy towers we received.

Once I gave those small boxes a makeover, it was time to go big.

It was time to see what IKEA storage boxes and bins would look like with a metallic rose gold update.

Here’s the boxes I purchased at IKEA:

IKEA Storage Bins

The first step to achieving rose gold bliss is to use a craft paint color that is similar in finish to rose gold. I chose to use DecoArt’s French Mauve acrylic paint.

DIY Rose Gold IKEA Boxes

After the paint dries, it’s time to use my go-to product for rose gold happiness: DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Rose Gold.

DIY Rose Gold Boxes

Since these boxes were turning out so very pretty, I decided to make a set of mixed media tags to tie onto each of the large-sized boxes. I made the stars (left) and butterfly (right) a rose gold color using the same process as I did on the boxes.

rose gold mixed media tags

You can see my complete tutorial for the boxes and the mixed media tags — including step-by-step photos plus a list of supplies needed — on the DecoArt website!

DIY Rose Gold Metallic Storage Boxes

Click the image above or click here:

Classic Rose Gold Storage Bins

I love how these turned out – and that they’re both decorative and functional!

Here’s a handy PIN you can save on Pinterest:

DIY Rose Gold Boxes IKEA Hack

For more IKEA hacks – check out my Related Posts below!

Happy crafting!

~Laura

 

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