Flessas Design - Painted Benches
Painting furniture can be a great alternative to buying new furniture. A fresh coat of paint can change an old boring piece into something new and beautiful. Here are some great ideas for refurbishing old, used or boring furniture into something extraordinary:
1. Classic Style – Cream or other shades of white bring a rustic and classic feeling to furniture. To add more style, accent with stripes. For a classic French look, try grey stripes. For a more country feel, add a touch of classic country blue.
2. Fancy Feel – Mirrors are a great way to open up a room, but a plain mirror can be a bit boring. To take a plain mirror to the next level, paint on some design interest. By using stencils, you can create a beautiful original design without any expensive investments.
3. Kids Rooms – In a child’s room, painting furniture in primary colors is a great way to bring a fun feel to the room. Paint a (Read More.....)
A Pair of Empire Style Red Tole Peinte Table Lamps - Christies
Repainting can enhance the look of your old furniture, but you could make a piece even more unique by painting a mural on it. It doesn’t need to be anything intricate or abstract--a simple forest scene or seascape would change the appearance of your old furniture and give you a nice looking conversation piece. Following are a few tips for painting murals on furniture.
Uneven Surfaces Make the Job More Difficult
Basically, painting a mural on a piece of furniture isn’t much different than painting one on a wall--except there will more than likely be a bunch of uneven surfaces, which could make the job more difficult. An important part of the scene could fall exactly where a drawer pulls out, or scrollwork starts. That’s part of what makes painting a mural on furniture challenging and exciting.
Prepare the Surface
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Chinoiserie Nesting Tables, One Kings Lane
If you have a room full of old furniture, and you’re thinking about changing things up, there’s no need to rush out and buy a bunch of new stuff. All you need to do is paint what you have. Once you do that, you have a brand-new-looking room without a lot of expense. However, you need to make sure you don’t mess up the furniture in the process. It will not only take longer to complete the project, but you could end up spending a lot of money to fix your blunders. Following are a few furniture painting mistakes you need to avoid.
Before you begin painting a piece of furniture, you need to prepare the surface. It won’t do much good to paint the furniture if the paint that’s on it is chipped or peeling. Painting an uneven surface will be a waste of paint, because the furniture will end up looking worse than it already does. Instead, you (Read More.....)
Yellow Painted Console Cabinet by Juneeason on Etsy
In recent years, there has been a return to painted furniture in interior magazines and furniture stores. And there is a lovely elegance to having painted pieces in the home. It can look great, whether it’s kitchen, dining, bedroom or living room furniture.
There is plenty of painted furniture available on sale on the internet and in the high street. However, it’s also something that you can try for yourself with pieces of furniture you already have. Here’s how:
Take off any handles or knobs. If the furniture hasn’t been painted before, then check the surface for any knots. You’ll need to apply (Read More.....)
A Swedish Rococo Chair Back Bench with Caned Seat
Furniture is one of the most important aspects of your home no matter what the purpose was when you bought it- utility, décor or plain and simple luxury. While there are many types of furniture that are found in and around many houses, you must know the worth of every piece of furniture and how extremely valuable they are. This is why it is necessary that you know how to keep the furniture in their prime state and ensure that there is no stain and other form of dirt on it. Here are 2 tips to help you get rid of stains and dirt from your home furniture:
1. Blotting Of Stain
The first thing that you shouldn’t do when you notice any form of stain on your precious furniture is that you shouldn’t try and remove it by rubbing it with a cleaner or any other form of cleaning agent. This will worsen the problem and ensure that the stain spreads over other adjacent parts of the furniture. This is why almost all experts of furniture cleaning and handling (Read More.....)
This vintage mid-century buffet featured on Kaboddle was made in Grand Rapids Michigan by Johnson Furniture. Johnson had lots of top designers back in the day like Paul Frankl, Eliel Saarinen and many others. The finish has been painted in a red lacquer and looks like it has been naturally distressed over the years. The buffet is made of flamed maple. (Read More.....)
This stunning French Gilded Époque Petite Canapé in Louis XV style, exhibits a turquoise finish and gilded accents. Pierce carving and intricate weave caning on the curvature back and caned seat. Held by cabriole legs ending with scroll feet, so many uses for this versatile piece. This is a very unique piece of furniture, such a conversational piece of furniture "ART". Mario Imports is selling this piece for $1,700 (Read More.....)
This Louis XV is a spectacular chest with exquisite detailing. This ormolu mounted black and polychrome lacquered commode stamped 'I Dubois' is dated Mid-18th Century. The lacquer was extensively refreshed. The olive paint works nicely with the cherry red detailing under the chest. A mottled red marble top nicely breaks up the painted finish. This chest is painted in the classic chinoiserie style with figures and foliage.(85 cm.) high, 50 in. (127 cm.) wide, 25 in. (64 cm.) deep, From Christies $22,500
This chinoiserie tray sold by (Read More.....)