Old chests, antique drawers and exquisite vintage woodwork is collection worth a million memories. Passed down from generations to generations, it looks even better with every passing day. The intricacies of etchings and refined craftsmanship of such furniture is rare. It only asks for a little maintenance to look the way it did when you first bought it.
However, if you are giving your house a makeover, painting the same old furniture is a great idea. It's a great way of transforming what you have into what you want. Imagination is your only limit when it comes to painted furniture designs that can make your home look rustic or retro with a few strokes.
Hand Painted Furniture Designs
The old charm of rustic furniture gives a soft look to the ambiance and adds the much-needed warmth. The mellow colors of this furniture with woodwork resembling the decades gone by, are worth preserving. This style of furniture resonates an earthy feel.
If the garage sale flopped, here's a creative way of using the old furniture in a new way for a look that will stun everybody. Polka dots, psychedelic prints, a riot of colors and hint of glimmer are ideas associated with retro.
Pull out those posters and slide them under the glass topped tables, upholster the old couches with brighter colors and floral prints. Accessorize your room with gramophone and records if you still haven't thrown them yet.
The best way of exploiting this furniture design idea, is getting your child involved in it. Also try spray paints for fun. Animal pictures, favorite cartoon characters, floral imprints or a decoupage of various shapes, let your reins down and allow the artist in you to come alive.
Before you begin painting a piece of furniture remember to sand it. This will make the surface smooth and allow the paint to evenly spread out. Also, use a termite repellent or a bug free coat of chemicals before you paint the furniture. This will prevent your work of art from premature damage.
Painting furniture is an excellent way of saving money and channelizing your thoughts and expressions in a creative way.