Funky furniture ideas
Painting wood furniture is not just about slapping on a coat of neutral paint color on your wooden chairs or stools. You can use your creativity to make colorful patterns and use different furniture painting techniques like sponge painting, stenciling and decoupage to give your old furniture a completely new look.
How to Make Funky Furniture
If the surface of the furniture is glossy or is covered in old stains, varnish or color then you need to first sand it down lightly with a good quality gritty sandpaper. After you have finished sanding the entire piece, take a clean flannel cloth or tack cloth and wipe down the furniture.
Make sure that you remove every bit of sawdust from the furniture. If any sawdust remains on the surface of the furniture it will just ruin the paint job.
One of the easiest painted furniture ideas is to take two contrasting colors, say a turquoise and lime green and paint the furniture in stripes.
Allow the paint to dry and remove the masking tape. Carefully apply the turquoise paint color with a two-inch foam brush on the unpainted area.
Spray painting furniture is one of the easiest methods of painting any piece of furniture. When the paint dries, remove the masking tape and you have got yourself funky hand painted furniture.
When you come up with hand painted furniture ideas, always make sure that your choice of colors are complementary. Too many clashing colors will make the furniture look messy and amateurish. So, now that you have some furniture painting ideas, bring out your paints and have a great time transforming your drab old furniture to funky and contemporary pieces.