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.
The shabby chic concept celebrates the bohemian and classic style and is often characterised by painted furniture.
Shabby chic furniture is often painted in layers and has purposefully worn areas in order to create an antique effect. This painted furniture will often be found in soft pastel or white finishes and can be any item of furniture from drawers to bedside tables and dressers.
This shabby chic design is thought to have begun in the UK and inspired by the history of large country houses. Interiors which boast beautiful, faded furniture, create an instant sense of elegance and style. Painted furniture embraces a certain bohemian style and distressing the furniture is a popular way of turning am item of furniture into something which looks like it has an aged appearance.
The Orchard stock a range of painted furniture and is ideal for homeowners who are looking for something that little bit different. There are a whole host of luxury homewares and unique gifts available in their online store, so take a look and see what you can find for your home today.
Many of us have some old pieces of furniture lying about – perhaps in the garage, loft, or under a pile of stuff in the corner of the room. What once used to fit the room may no longer do so if you have changed the decor and updated the room. The great thing about most wooden furniture though is that is can be given a new lease of life with a lick of paint, and painted furniture is making a real comeback at the moment.
The great thing about painted furniture is the variety of colours – if they sell it in your local home decorating store, you can have it; even using a colour matching service to get the perfect shade that you are looking for.
What’s really important though is that you prepare your wooden furniture properly beforehand so that it can take the new life you are about the bestow onto it. If it’s been out in the garage for a while, make sure that you bring it inside for a few days or weeks so that the damp is removed from the wood. Thoroughly clean the piece of furniture and then roughly sand it all over so that any loose wood and dirt is removed. Once this is done, score it all over with a tool so that the paint will stick to it easier. After this, it is simply a case of applying the paint (3 coats should do it) making sure that it dries well between each coat.
Painted furniture really is an easy way to bring your room scheme together so get digging out that old furniture now!