Photo Gallery: Boldly Painted Furniture
Does your bedroom or living room need a makeover? Get ideas on how hand painted furniture can add a graphic, artistic or whimsical touch to your design. This gallery features painted vintage chairs, tables, desks, headboards and more. Also: find out when to go for a distressed, cottage look and when to try a modern, fresh application.
A patterned screen, bright colours and painted furniture give this living room design bohemian flair.
Vintage wicker is a hot find these days and it’s easy to breathe new life into second-hand pieces with paint. Glossy black lacquer paint revitalizes this sofa set while reupholstered cushions, covered in a bold patterned fabric, create a look that’s fresh and current.
A colourful bedding set, drapes and a shapely white chandelier and bedside lamp make a bold decorating statement.
Glossy orange paint makes this vintage headboard pop, punctuating the graphic nature of its design.
Painted vintage pieces, a wrought iron headboard, beadboard panelled walls and a floral bedding set deliver country cottage decorating style.
Hand-me-down side tables and wicker chairs can be instantly revamped with a few coats of paint. Cherry red paint injects the side table with farmhouse charm, while some light distressing furthers the rustic feel.
For more beachy and nautical rooms, see our Seaside-Inspired Interiors photo gallery.
A furniture makeover, bold colours and zebra-print fabric liven up a bedroom desk area.
This vintage chair has been made over with white lacquer paint and animal print upholstery on the cushion, giving its traditional silhouette a new modern edge.
Painted furniture with storage, wood lattice walls and wire baskets add organization and style to this entryway.
In this mudroom, a kelly green painted bench works in combination with the rest of the space’s elements to create a cheerful, garden-inspired theme.
See more organized family homes in our photo gallery.
A bright yellow hue livens up a neutral bedroom.
Bold canary yellow paint coats this vintage faux-bamboo chair, which can be placed in any room for a hit of cheery colour.
Use baskets to store items under a small desk.
Vintage furniture, wicker accents and a world map combine in this country-inspired children’s bedroom. The desk, found at a thrift store, was enlivened with a deep marine blue paint colour for a crisp, seaside look.
Bold colours, a patterned rug and pillows and a shapely Jonathan Adler floor lamp give this living room design punch.
Chalk white paint tempers the intricate pattern on these carved Moroccan side tables, infusing them with a stripped-down, graphic and modern feel.
This pretty bedroom design features graphic bedding, wooden side table lamps and eclectic furniture.
A tall bamboo screen, spray-painted bright blue, replaces a headboard and adds interest to the wall while pulling the eye upwards, emphasizing the room’s high ceilings.
See more photos of this stunning rental unit in the Condos, Lofts & Apartments 2009 special issue.
Pink furniture and drapes look modern contrasted against white bedding and floors.
A vintage bergere chair has been infused with a fresh new vitality with some glossy raspberry paint and animal print upholstery, adding playful yet sophisticated style to this teen girl’s bedroom.