Monday, 16 November 2015


Morning all

As you know, I love my Fresco Finish Paints by PaperArtsy and this new MDF paint storage from That's Crafty is just perfect for storing my ever growing collection. The holes are at just the right height so you can see all the labels on the paint, which is going to be really handy when I'm frantically searching for JUST the right colour on the hurry up (as is my way ;oD). The unit stacks beautifully too,  so I'll be able to keep all my paints at hand without taking up too much desk space - huzzah!

One of the best things about MDF storage is that you get to decorate it and this is what I did with the first unit.

I wanted an autumn feel so I used Haystack, Barn Door, Caramel and Vanilla for the background with touches of gold (okay, with quite a lot of gold...!?). The inside is painted with Caramel. It's such a lovely warm colour. I splodged and poured the other colours randomly over the unit to create the background. It's messy but I love the effect.

I've done a bit of stencilling using several of That's Crafty's Dinky stencils. They're becoming a real addiction :oD  The ones I've used here are Pebbles, Diamond Circles, and Honeycomb Background

I kept the stamping very simple and, to go with the autumnal theme I've used a set by Stamper's Anonymous, which I stamped and embossed in gold for a bit of extra dimension and texture. It stands out against the background beautifully without overshadowing it.


The script stamp I used is one of those really useful little stamps by Kaisercraft. I stamped it in dark brown.

I have to say I'm thrilled to bits with how it turned out and I'm really looking forward to decorating another one soon.



  1. Well, goodness me, how absolutely GORGEOUS is this? And it's not BLUE! I love it mate!

    Can't wait to see storage unit #2 now ....... cone on (taps foot impatiently) I'M WAITINGGGGGGGGGGGGG


  2. it's gorgeous! Love love love the colours and the gold looks fabulous against them! x

  3. that is one designer paint holder! Love it! It will inspire you to create every time you get your paints out. I do hope you have some paints left to store though after decorating all the storage holders ;-)

  4. It looks fabulous Lauren, beautifully decorated, you should be thrilled.

  5. what a very stylish storage box for your Frescos!

  6. Fabulous project Lauren and what a brilliant storage piece for your Frescos ! Sue C x

  7. Wow, I am in awe! I love the color combination , so unusual, and all the details in gold. Really impressive! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  8. It's beautiful Lauren, lovely caramel colours and some gorgeous stamping....fantastic! Ruth x

  9. I love your "messy" background and the gold-embossed images look just stunning against it. What a brilliant look for your new paint storage... I hadn't seen these boxes, so now I'm just mildly cursing you as an enabler!!
    Alison xx

  10. What a lovely storage unit you have made for your paints
    Thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazine blog challenge

  11. Wowsers! This is absolutely gorgeous missus! xxx

  12. LOVE it!
    Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper Challenge!

    xxx Ellie xxx


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