Add lace stencilling to storage boxes
Add a pretty texture to a practical item
An intricate lace stencil can be used to add interest to under-bed storage boxes, created from old wine crates.
Tape the stencil to the crate using masking tape and gently stipple on the paint using a flat-end stencil brush.
Wait until the paint is completely dry and then carefully remove the stencil.
Wooden wine boxes, from off-licences; painted in Attic II Intelligent emulsion, £35.50/2.5 litres, Little Greene; stencil in Wimborne White estate emulsion, £32.50/2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball. VN 124 lace No 2 stencil, £54.95; SB08 stencil brush, £4.49: both The Stencil Library. Dumpy stencil brush, £3.48, The Stencil Warehouse. Floor in French Grey Pale floorpaint, £49.50/2.5 litres; woodwork in Light Grey eggshell, £41/2.5 litres: both Little Greene. Linens, from a selection, Luma and The Sleep Room. Ashley embroidered linen-mix, £40/m, Clarke & Clarke
Styling: Ben Kendrick. Assisted by Celia Stuart-Menteth. Photo: Brent Darby