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1 Pull out the draw­ers and re­move the old han­dles; fill the holes with wood filler.

2 Wait un­til the wood filler is dry be­fore sand­ing the drawer fronts; wipe off the dust with a soft cloth.

3 Paint each drawer front a dif­fer­ent colour (we used An­nie Sloan Provence, English Yel­low, Ar­les, Greek Blue and Emile).

4 Sand the painted fronts to a smooth fin­ish; sand the edges as well to give them a slightly scuffed look.

5 Po­si­tion the sten­cils on the drawer fronts and paint each one a con­trast­ing colour with the sponge roller. For a weath­ered look, wait un­til the sur­face is just dry and then wipe over it gen­tly with a damp cloth.

6 Paint the rest of the desk one colour (we used An­nie Sloan Old White) and al­low to dry.

7 Sand the edges so the wood shows through in places; also sand the flat sur­faces lightly. Wipe off the dust. 8 Seal all the painted sur­faces with An­nie Sloan Clear Lacquer. Mea­sure and mark the po­si­tion of the new han­dles, drill the nec­es­sary holes and at­tach them.

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