Decorating & Design

April 20, 2020

Paint Project: A DIY Faux Bone Inlay Chest

Give a tired piece of furniture the look of an intricate decorative pattern used in traditional Indian furniture. Annie Sloan’s Pearlescent Glaze is painted in pretty floral designs embellished with leaves and geometric patterns against a grey background to mimic the sheen of bone and mother-of-pearl inlay. Bone inlay, also known as intarsia, is most commonly used on flat surfaces – such as the sides and tops of tables, or the front of a sideboard. The design wraps around the sides of the chest for a luxe, boho look that adds dimension.

Author: Wendy Jacob

Jesse Wild


Annie Sloan


Painted by Dominique Malacarne