Hooked on….Painted Furniture

Now you know that I’m bit of a fan of painted re-furbished thrift furniture from my dining room chair makeover, but my obsession with painted wood is starting to spread.   It seems to be everywhere at the moment and getting more beautiful, even Ikea is getting on the look with the Trollsta sideboard below.


Photo Credit: Ikea

I spend ages on Flickr looking for inspiration and Yvestown’s photostream is one of my favourite places to stop by.  I think she does the painted furniture look better than anywhere else I’ve seen.  Using whites as the background colour the bold colours she uses on furniture doesn’t overpower the room.

This image from House to Home.co.uk also uses the white background and a stand out colour for the coat rack and it looks fabulous.

If you have a small space painting furniture can bring the room together and bring unity to mismatching items, this works especially well in children’s rooms where you might have more ‘hand me down’ furniture.  This look is cheap to acheive and easy to change as your child grows.

Have your painted furniture in your home? How do you think it worked?

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  1. Hello! I’m hooked on painted furniture too! Just painted my dining room chairs and a few other things. Next is my old bedroom furniture and my sewing machine cabinet. Hope you have a beautiful day!

  2. I love painted furniture, and these examples are all really beautiful! I saw that yellow sideboard at Ikea and thought it was so fun! That green wardrobe is gorgeous. I’ll have to check out her Flickr photos. Thanks, Liz! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  3. Mmm–I love the look of painted furniture, whether it’s a simple swedish grey or more vibrant like these pieces here! That coat rack is especially appealing–it’s such a simple project to do but so effective!

    I have indeed painted furniture: we found an old ikea sideboard in someone’s garbage, just a plain wood color, so we brought it home and painted the legs grey, then did the table top a high gloss white laquer. Paint really is a DIY girl’s best friend!

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  4. Ooh, I hadn’t considered it before, but maybe I need to paint my crappy light wood dining room table! I really liked the green armoire. Now, what color…

  5. I’m loving it too… I want to paint our headboard/footboard. The only thing holding me back is the fact that I’d have to take the thing apart. You’re inspiring me with the great images you found though. Have you checked out the Knack photo stream? Good stuff!

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  6. Especially love the color of the armoire!

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