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Interior Design: Moroccan inspired drawers

Inspired by Moroccan style candles, Helen Johnson dresses up an old set of pine drawers


Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint 125ml- Winter Grey

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint 125ml- Silver

Rust-Oleum Finishing Wax 125ml- Silver


Sanding pads

Old rag

New stencil- we loved the diamond style to match our Moroccan candle

To Create

1) Apply two coats of furniture paint to the drawers

2) Apply the stencil to the drawer fronts and then brush on the silver furniture paint

3) use a sanding pad to lightly buff the stencil print to make it look more aged and rustic

4) Apply the silver furniture wax tothe top and sides of the drawers to give a shimmer effect to the chalky finish paint.

5) Measure your wallpaper scrap down to the size of the tray. We use a sharp blade and a wallpaper smoothing tool to get a straight edge

6) Paste the wallpaper in place and smooth out any bubbles with the wallpaper smoothing tool. To protect the wallpaper, apply a coat of clear varnish or sealer.

Et voila, totally transformed pine drawers for less than £10!

Top Tip

Dip your brush into the paint then dab as much of it back off into kitchen paper. This then applies a rougher more vintage effect to the drawer fronts.

Helen is the managing director of Wear Valley Decorating Centre and is an interior design consultant.She offers a range of wallpapers, paints, DIY tools and inspiration from her website and store in County Durham. With several years experience, Helen knows a thing or two about decorating and the up-cycling trend. Check out her website:

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