Painted Furniture: Old and New

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

Both antique and new furniture can feature a decoratively painted surface. Painted furniture is also a great DIY project that can be as simple or as complicated as you make it.  You can buy new or old furniture that is already painted or paint your existing furniture to give it new life.

A painted headboard can appear to be vintage if not an antique. A painted nightstand can appear to be newer and might be a DIY paint job.  The great thing about paint is that you can choose the color to match your bedroom or you can make patterns, such as stripes. Use this inspiration to add charm to your bedroom so you’re more than happy to spend time there.


When you have painted furniture in a room, you might also want to consider painted wood floors. Painting floors can give the room a cottage or shabby chic style that is perfect as a backdrop for painted furniture. Be sure to consult with your flooring professional before attempting to paint floors.

You can mix and match painted pieces or introduce a single painted piece of furniture as an accent. A red painted console table or dresser will be a standout in a living room or bedroom. The creativity of painted furniture is only limited to your imagination if you are doing it yourself.  Look for vintage and antique painted furniture at the flea market or antique store.

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