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Digital Subscriptions > Homestyle > April 2016 > Jungle leaf stencil cupboard

Jungle leaf stencil cupboard

This old cupboard was originally stained brown but had acres of storage with lots of handy shelves and was spotted in a local charity shop. We knew it was the perfect canvas for a bright stencilled jungle leaf makeover!


Leri bottles, £40; Sasha plant pot, £10; African director’s chair, £45; cement planter, £45; rug, £150; multicoloured cushion, £12, all Habitat. Plants, from 65p, Ikea

Takes 1 day You will need

✱Charity shop cupboard, £40

✱ Sandpaper

✱ Dulux Difficult Surfaces primer, £17.99

✱ Dulux matt emulsion in Tarragon Glory 4, £24.49

✱ Dulux matt emulsion in Dublin Bay 4, £24.49

✱ Dulux matt emulsion in White, £24.49

✱ Paintbrush

✱ Pencil and paper

✱ Craft knife and self-healing mat

✱Drafting film, £5

✱ Spray adhesive, £3

✱ Stencil brush, £2

✱ Dulux Trade interior varnish, £21.34

Total £164.30

1 Make a mild solution of washing up liquid and warm water in a bowl and use a sponge to wash down the cupboard to make sure you remove any grease marks.

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About Homestyle

With April showers casting a cloud over outdoor activities, now is the perfect time to give your home some well-deserved attention. If you don’t think you have the pennies to spare, think again, as we bring you eight whole pages of savvy updates for every budget, starting from £20 or less. Turn to page 63 to get cracking. If the sun does make an appearance, Pippa Jameson is on hand with three stunning looks for stylish spring dining on page 92. Plus, flick over to page 73 for plenty of fresh, seasonal recipes to be prepared – and devoured – in a jiffy. Got your eye on your dream home or struggling to pin down ‘the one’? Don’t miss our essential guide to house hunting, including tips and tricks for getting yourself at the top of the estate agent’s call list, plus five top apps to streamline your search, all on page 98. What’s more, we’ve enlisted colour expert, Jane Cumberbatch, to demystify the meaning behind your colour schemes and which hues you should be using to help you achieve your goals, feel more relaxed and get energised. And for those of us who can’t resist a peep behind closed doors, we invite you inside seven real homes for your monthly hit of décor inspiration, shopping ideas and easy DIY projects.