Give New Life to Old Furniture With Paint

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Painted console table
Painted console table (aliexpress)

How many times have you looked at an old chest, chair or other piece of furniture and thought about getting rid of it because it just didn’t look that great any more?  Or perhaps you have an antique that Grandma gave you that doesn’t fit with your style.  If the piece has good bones and is still structurally sound, a new coat of paint can do wonders to transform furniture.  Here are ideas to give new life to old furniture with paint.

Bold stripes give this chest new life
Bold stripes give this chest new life (designtoptrends)

Brighten up an old desk or chest with a fresh, vivid color and accent with colorful accessories for a statement piece in the bedroom, home office or living room.  Even coordinate the color with the overall room scheme.

A bright paint brings new life to this desk
A bright paint brings new life to this desk (BHG)
Fresh green paint adds life to this chest
Fresh green paint adds life to this chest (BHG)
Beautiful dresser really stands out with fresh paint
Beautiful dresser really stands out with fresh paint (housetohome.co.uk)

Create patina with paint and sandpaper.  Give painted furniture an aged look by rubbing off the top layer in areas that are naturally worn with age, like corners and the edge of drawers.

Beautiful painted chest
Beautiful painted chest (katlouenco)

You don’t have to use flat paint for furniture.  Try a metallic paint to give furniture a lush appeal.

Metallic paint adds elegance to this chest
Metallic paint adds elegance to this chest (stoneycreekfurniture)

Paint a stenciled design on drawers for a custom look.

Beautiful painted chest
Beautiful painted chest (Pitnerest)

Highlight only parts of a furniture piece with white paint.  This makes the piece stand out and adds a touch of charm.

Mix up the paint for a new look
Mix up the paint for a new look (aliexpress)

Go for the unexpected and paint large stripes on a chest, paint a traditional piece bright pink or aqua and mix it with natural wood finishes for a pop of color and character.

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A bold stripe is unexpected
A bold stripe is unexpected (ambranews)
A bright pink highboy is a statement piece in this living room
A bright pink highboy is a statement piece in this living room (ambranews)
A lovely aqua painted sideboard is charming
A lovely aqua painted sideboard is charming (roseymnurse.BlogSpot)

Create a design and paint a collection of furniture all the same.  Pieces like this are perfect for a child’s room, nursery or even the guest bedroom.

Hand-painted furniture
Hand-painted furniture (home-reviews)

If organization is your game, use chalkboard paint on a chest or sideboard to store items and label the drawers with chalk.

Chalk paint offers great organizational tool
Chalk paint offers great organizational tool (house-interior-design)

Decorate a chest with stenciled designs for a fun and whimsical approach.

Paint and stencils create a one-of-a-kind piece
Paint and stencils create a one-of-a-kind piece (jcaroline.typepad)

Hand-painted designs can be very romantically charming or exotically beautiful and are wonderful accents for the home.

Very detailed hand-painted chest
Very detailed hand-painted chest (Houzz)
Beautifully hand-painted chest
Beautifully hand-painted chest (aliexpress)

To add a little something different to the dining room, paint the chairs a bright color and leave the table in its natural wood tone.  This creates a modern edge and gives a fun pop of color to the room.

Try painting your dining room chairs for a lift
Try painting your dining room chairs for a lift (Houzz)

Break out the colors and paint a piece in multiple vibrant hues.  Have fun and add personality and charm to tables, chairs and chests.  Try out checkerboard patterns, lattice, flowers, stripes and free-style.  These pieces are sure to be conversation-starters.

Vibrant paint brings new life to this table
Vibrant paint brings new life to this table (ourpicturewindow.BlogSpot)
Multi-colored painted table
Multi-colored painted table (Houzz)
Brightly painted nesting tables
Brightly painted nesting tables (vwmin.org)
Bright paint gives new life to this chair
Bright paint gives new life to this chair (ainteriordesign)
Bold stripes enliven this chest
Bold stripes enliven this chest (aboyandhisbike)

Don’t be so fast to get rid of furniture or pass it by at the flea market.  Give old furniture a new life with paint.  Enjoy the creative process and experiment with colors, finishes and designs.  You will be pleasantly surprised how a coat of paint can transform a piece of furniture.

 

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