When I stencil a piece of furniture, it tends to be something which will be added to the website as an item for sale and that is exactly what I had in mind when I bought this glazed cupboard. Once finished, it made it to the cover of Reloved magazine and also housed my paints and stencil paste on my stand at the Handmade Fair in September. On return from the show, thoroughly exhausted we struggled into the house with the cupboard, depositing it just inside the doorway, before crawling up to bed. It hasn’t been moved since and at some point, it became home to my collection of cookery books. It also now has a pile of unsorted papers on the top of it, which means it has been well and truly amalgamated!
Although the exterior of the cupboard has been painted a very strong colour, the addition of a lot of pattern in a neutral colour and the plain wooden interior helps to soften the effect. I used the Neemrana, Rajasthan and Pondicherry Border Stencils and stencil paint in Driftwood to create an effect reminiscent of the beautiful bone inlay furniture which I fell in love with, when I used to visit India regularly.
You can find the stencils and stencil paint here