4 Ways To Make Your Red Furniture Look Expensive

Red Painted Chest From Ital Design Furniture

Much of the furniture we feature here is worth several thousand dollars Although don't think that you cannot re-create a piece of furniture that looks just as good as any of these pieces.  Red has been known to be the strongest, most powerful color in a decorator’s palette.  Consider adding a bit more to your painted red furniture than just paint alone.  Here are 4 tips for you to consider from these beautiful

1. Create A Classic English Chest By Decoupaging With Floral Prints

Decoupage your red chest with floral images to create an 18th century English look. In this post we walk you through the steps of decoupaging -How to Decoupage Furniture 101 

-Creative Three-Dimensional Decoupage: Includes Six Poppy Prints with Other New $16.52, Used From $1.56

-Three-dimensional Decoupage: How to transform any print into an "in-depth" Picture  New $32.64, Used $.99

-The Decoupage Gallery: A Collection of Over 450 Color and 550 Black-and-White Design Motifs New- $22, Used $6.79

- Country Living Magazine Celebrates Red and White in all its glory.  Get some ideas for your painted furniture.

Red Painted Furniture Ideas

2.  Hammer On Furniture Upholstery Tacks For An Interesting Textured Look 

Hammer on furniture tacks in brass in a grid pattern for interesting texture on your red painted furniture.  Combine some lion pulls to give your furniture an Asian appeal.  In this picture, you can see tacks which are re-painted in red, instead of leaving the tacks left in brass.

Hillman 25Pk Brass Upholstery Nail (Pack Of 6) $4.86

Vaughan Professional Magnetic Upholsterer Hammer $17.

Upholstery Stud Tack Brass Plated Pack of 50 $2.65

Hillman Fasteners Brass Upholstery Tacks, 25 per Pk (Pack Of 6) $4.77

3.  Apply Textured Wallpaper To Your Dresser Or Sideboard For An Interesting Textured Effect.

Consider covering your chest with textured wallpaper, which you can then paint.  In this picture you can see how beautiful a textured wallpaper would look on a chest.  Simply get pre-pasted wallpaper which would be fitted on the drawer fronts and sides of a chest, and paint it a glossy red to give the appearance of real animal skin.

Wallpaper Key Ralph Lauren textures III Yacare Crocodile $53.43

-Imperial VP131600 Architectural Tin Ceiling Paintable Wallpaper $14.99

-Imperial VP131601 Vine Leaf Trail Paintable Wallpaper $14.99

-Imperial VP131603 Damask Trail Paintable Wallpaper $14.99

-Imperial VP131610 Textured Scroll Paintable Wallpaper $14.99

-Wall Covering White Vinyl, Embossed Wall Covering Kensington $19

-Brewster Paintable Solutions III Octagonal Floral Paintable Wallpaper $18

-Brewster Anaglypta Paintable Large Damask Wallpaper $39

Napoleon III Metamorphic Jardiniere Table

Napoleon III Metamorphic Jardiniere Table

 Napoleon III Metamorphic Jardiniere Table, $7K Antiquario Villas & Cottages

Napoleon III Metamorphic Jardiniere Table

4.  Create An Inlay Effect With Red and Gold

-Cut out small designs out of gold, and decoupage to create this look from Maitland Smith.  Consider buying 50 Sheets of Tissue Paper in Metallic Gold for a subtle effect, or the Gold Metallic Foil Paper Roll for a brighter gold effect.

-Ek Success Paper Shapers Small Punch, Flower Power $7.06

-Martha Stewart Crafts Deep Edge Punch, Leaves and Branch $14.26

-EK Success Paper Shapers Small Punch, Daisy $3.05

Painted and Gilded Italian Bed Seller Anne Koerner Antiques

Red Furniture Paint Ideas- Cannonbury Antiques

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