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Easy DIY: stencilled toi toi drawers
27 Apr 2017
Inspired by the elegant shape of toi toi and the colours of nature, Fleur Thorpe has transformed these basic wooden drawers into a gorgeous feature.
You will need
- Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer
- Resene Lustacryl in Resene Waiouru
- Testpot in Resene Flax
- Sandpaper, grit 120 and 400
- Bedside drawers
- Small foam roller and roller paint tray
- Painters tape
- Small craft paint brush
- Toi toi stencil or create your own stencil (stencils are available from selected craft shops or you can search online)
Step 1: Remove the handles and lightly sand the drawers with 120 sandpaper.
Step 2: Because these were made from faux Rimu laminate, they were primed with Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer.
Step 3: Once the sealer is dry, lightly sand the primed drawers with 400 grit sandpaper.
Step 4: Using a paint brush, paint the edges of the drawers and anywhere the roller won’t reach.
Step 5: Using a small foam roller, roll paint on the rest of the drawers. Once this layer has dried, repeat with a second layer of paint.
Step 6: Once the paint has dried, position the stencil in the desired location using loops of painter’s tape on the back and sides of the stencil.
Step 7: Using a small craft paint brush, fill in the stencil.
Step 8: Once dry, attach new handles and you’re all finished!
Drawers painted in Resene Waiouru. Toi toi motif painted in Resene Flax. Walls painted in Resene Tuna.
Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].