Painted “Inlaid” Moroccan Table

This has to happen!

Paint a Moroccan Inlaid Mother of Pearl Table

This table from @styleMBA’s Instagram, found at a TJ Maxx/HomeGoods:

HomeGoods TJMaxx Moroccan Tables from styleMBA's Instagram

Plus the Starry Moroccan Night stencil from Royal Design Studio:

Starry Moroccan Night Stencil

Paint a mother-of-pearl look all over the table first with pearlescent paints. Don’t do an even application of one color – paint with different shades of natural pearlescent/shimmery paints. Once the stencil is painted, this pearlescent blend of colors is what you’ll see peeking through the gray lines above.

Then, paint the stencil with different browns and black in the geometric shapes. Sort of like you see on this antique Moroccan inlaid table at liveauctioneers.com:

Antique Moroccan Inlaid Table via LiveAuctioneers.com

You might at first think this is wasteful of all the pearlescent paint you won’t see, but the pearl effect is underneath the top layer of paint so it will look “inlaid.”

I’ve been checking HomeGoods and TJ Maxx in my area and no Moroccan table like these in sight in NW Chicago burbs so far. As you can see, this is a painting project that must be done! Of course you can buy a table. But isn’t it more fun to make it yours, yourself.

If you like the looks of these inlaid style tables, visit my Pinterest board full of tables from Morocco, India, Syria, Egypt:

Follow India pied-à-terre’s board Inlaid Table – Moroccan, Syrian, Egyptian, Indian, Turkish on Pinterest.

 



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