Everyone is buying into the painted furniture trend as sales of painted pieces soar, and people are getting handy with a paintbrush! Painted furniture is a really affordable way of transforming your home as it can add a fresh and colourful feel to your home and garden.
We love our homes, but it’s all too easy to get trapped in an outdated style. Painted furniture will allow you to refresh older pieces of furniture that you can;t bear to throw away, or buying new painted piece will give your home a lift in both colour and style.
Buying painted furniture is a cost-effective way of updating your home. As the economy struggles to emerge from the credit crunch, this style of furnishing is making a real come back. As our culture becomes more aware of the ethics around recycling and more appreciative of the inherent quality in old, well designed furnishings, the painted furniture look continues to rise.
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Are you looking for a new style for your home that’s in-keeping with your budget but still gorgeous? Then look no further than painted furniture.
Your house could soon be brimming with painted furniture pieces found on a budget – from restored boot sale finds to recycled units and pre-loved pieces.
And, to give a nod to the jubilee of last week, even Prince Charles has recently revealed he’s a member of the ‘make do and mend’ generation and that he’s had his old bathroom curtains turned into cushions. You don’t get much higher than the royal seal of approval!
It is this principle of recycling and re-using furniture that we are passionate about, and giving an old chest of drawers or bedside table a fresh lick of paint is just one way of doing this.
Your home should be an expression of your taste and style – a home that is warm and welcoming. You shouldn’t be afraid of experimenting with techniques, colours, and fabrics. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of buying a cheap boot sale piece and turning it into something wonderful with just a pot of paint.
A homely and bespoke look will rely on all of those homemade touches. So, if you are looking to inject some personality into your home, there’s no better way than with a piece of painted furniture.
Painted furniture is the perfect way to add a fresh and homely touch to your home. A painted scheme is equally great for those who live in more rural locations and want a country feel, and those in more modern homes who want to completely embrace a clean and fresh look.
Painted furniture can give an warm feel to any home, and make it incredibly comfortable and homely. There are many fantastic pieces of furniture around to help you achieve the painted look in your home – and the best part is that you can have any colour of the rainbow!
Fantastic for children’s rooms (their colour palette is far more adventurous than ours!) and great for up-cycling existing pieces of furniture which have seen better days too.
Painted furniture looks fantastic when combined with shabby chic pieces, and you can create a truly unique home interior to be proud of.
Many people are choosing ‘stay-cations’ in favour of getting abroad this Summer but with the weather like it has been, you can be left wondering if this was a good idea after all! One way to bring a little sunshine indoors is to spend the money you have saved by not going abroad on home improvements and giving your place a bit of a face-lift over the Summer.
Buying (or making your own) painted furniture is one very clever way of sprucing up a tired room – and you can match is to whatever colour scheme you want.Investing in affordable home accessories is a way to turn your home into a more enticing place to be. Whether you have lilacs and blues in the bedroom or bright tones in the hallway, investing in a piece if painted furniture will give your chosen room a lift in no time at all.
Painted furniture can really add that something special to a room.
Painted furniture can be done in many different ways, and a very popular style is to create a distressed finish on an item to give it an antique look. You can do this by applying a complete coat of paint and then using tools to scratch away panels where natural wear and tear would occur (corners, etc). If you aren’t too keen on the idea of distressing a brand new piece of furniture, then you can always buy second-hand and give something a new lease of life with a couple of coats of paint. Some people also choose to have larger pieces of painted furniture in plain white, or pastel shades for a lovely subtle effect. This is a sleeker style choice with clean lines and block colours.
You can have painted furniture anywhere in the home and even paint your doors to match the new items with any leftover paint that you may have.
Whatever you decide to do with your pot of paint, a piece of newly painted furniture can really brighten up the room with and lift the whole feel of your home.