It’s no secret that I love vintage and antique furniture. But sometimes, too many old, dark pieces can make a room feel heavy and stuffy. The solution? Paint! Don’t get me wrong, there are times when natural wood and an antique patina is more beautiful and valuable than a painted piece. However, there are lots of times when a not-so-priceless chest of drawers could benefit from a lick of paint.
Below are some other great examples of painted pieces from the Martha Stewart website. I love the idea of using colour when painting, although you can never go wrong with black or white.
Painting furniture brings out the elegant lines of a piece and highlights its silhouette. Paint can make a piece handsome and substantial with black or grey, or light and airy with a softer shade. Or, you can go for gusto with a hot, fashion colour and make it the room’s one, fun accent.
For more inspiration, read Adding Soul With Vintage Finds.
1a. Michael Penney
1b. From House & Home March 2010 issue, photography by Angus Fergusson
2a. Martha Stewart
2b. Martha Stewart
3a. Martha Stewart
3b. Martha Stewart