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15 Special Techniques For Painting Furniture Anyone Can Do

Do you like painted furniture? If you’re undecided, take a look at these makeovers that include furniture painted with latex paint, oops paint, chock paint, and spray paint. Distressed paint finishes, along with faux aged and antique paint finishes, are featured in this group. Pick a favorite. How to paint furniture with all types of paint….

How To Antique And Distress Painted Furniture

knockoff painted furniture

The antiqued paint finish is very popular, and you can see it in furniture stores and online. The white paint looks old or aged around the raised details and the edges of the furniture. Do you know how expensive that furniture is? This DIY makeover was a fraction of the cost of similar new furniture.

How To Prime, Paint, And Age Paint

painted beds
painted bed

Do you have leftover paint from home improvement projects? You can mix leftover paints together and make your own special paint colors. Paint furniture or home decor with the custom color!

How To Paint Furniture With Oops Paint

How to paint furniture with Behr oops paint
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Check your home improvement stores for custom mixed paint no one wanted. The gray paint was an oops paint and the color is beautiful.

Coastal Makeover For Trashed Chest of Drawers

Trashed furniture gets a coastal makeover
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You have to see how this chest looked before I painted it. To say it was trashed is an understatement.

Whitewashed Turquoise Painted Furniture

Paint and whitewash French Provincial Furniture
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French Provincial Furniture is a favorite of mine and the paint colors I chose are usually girly but this piece looks great in blue.

Turn An Old Radio Cabinet Into A Beverage Station

upcycle an old radio cabinet into a beverage or entertainment cabinet
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This furniture piece came from the Nashville Flea Market. In its prior life, it was a radio/stereo cabinet. We turned it into a beverage or entertainment station.

How To Colorwash Painted Furniture

It’s a simple thing to paint furniture. A couple of coats of paint usually does the trick. Well, for the cedar chest, I gave it a color wash in green!

How To Paint Furniture Black

Paint old furniture black

Black is always a classic, even with furniture. If you can layer paint with the top coat being black, then the finished look is fabulous.

How To Create A Faux Weathered Wood Finish

How to create a faux weathered paint finish
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Sometimes trial and error is the best way to go; that is how I created the weathered paint finish for the tabletop.

How To Change Drawer Pulls

Distressed painted furniture
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A change of drawer pulls made a dramatic difference in this piece. The chest of drawers originally had small brass pulls on each drawer.

How To Distress Furniture The No-Mess Way

Using Vaseline to distress paint
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Have you heard of the baby wipe no-mess distress furniture technique? I used baby wipes to distress the table.

How To Spray Paint A Metal Chair

How to spray paint a metal chair
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Spray paint is great for chairs because chairs are so difficult to brush paint.

How To Spray Paint Furniture

Spray paint furniture for a quick and easy makeover

The table is another spray paint project. All those details painted with a brush…..I don’t think so.

Custom Mixed Furniture Paint Color

How to make a custom paint color for furniture
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Deep rich paint colors and metallic hardware work well together.

Two-Tone Painted French Provincial Chest of Drawers

Paint furniture in two shades of gray
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A two-tone custom paint finish prevents furniture from being ho-hum.

Furniture Makeovers

furniture makeovers
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Find more painted furniture from Pettticoat Junktion here.

Thanks for reading the blog, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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