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Jacqui Joseph Designs with Thorndown Wood Paint

Jacqui Joseph is renowned in the worlds of fashion and home interiors, and features regularly on television in shows such as “Money For Nothing”, “Homes Under the Hammer”, “This Morning Live”, “Lorraine” and “BBC Morning Live”.

Jacqui is a whizz at design and transformations, and used Thorndown Wood Paint to upcyle an old Stag dresser that was destined for the tip. She rescued the Stag chest moments before it was about to be thrown in the skip at one of the Recycling Centre’s she ‘frequents’ whilst filming for BBC1’s Money For Nothing.


Below she describes how she transformed the old piece of furniture into a stunner.

‘I was really pleased I managed to save it, although it was looking a little worse for wear! I knew it had potential to live on.
After removing the hardware and giving the chest a good clean and a light sand, I went in with a mix of two colours from Thorndown Paints (Bishop Blue & Cavepool Grey) I loved both colours! And they mixed so well and look amazing.
I love the fact that Thorndown Paints are made in the UK, this is really important to me. With my Jacqui Joseph Designs Home Accessories everything is made in the UK…even the items like the serving trays which I don’t physically make!  I finished the top with a foiling technique that compliments the colour tone. Thank you Thorndown Paints!’
Jacqui hand painted stripes on the drawer bottoms by masking out diagonal strips and painting the Bishop Blue and Cavepool Grey mix in the gaps. It’s such an effective trick and makes the drawers look even classier!
The foiling technique gives the top of the dresser an aged patina look that finishes it off beautifully. We love this piece and it’s great to see what a talented designer can create with our paints. What’s even better is that this piece of furniture has been saved and can carry on being used in a new home.
You can catch Jacqui on BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer and Money For Nothing