Fun Ideas for Painting Furniture

Old furniture can be so cheap and nice, especially when it is spruced up with a bit of TLC and paint. Check out these amazing DIY ideas for painting furniture I found from a bunch of creative folks around the web. Be sure to click on the links for more information and how-tos!

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    I found this amazingly creative chair redo featured over at Roadkill Rescue. The chair was made by spray painting over a piece of lace curtain panel, but any lace fabric will do. More instructions can be found over at Roadkill Rescue.

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    Red Hen Home knocked off this gorgeous clock table from a Pottery Barn inspired piece. It was made from an $8 maple table from a garage sale. For complete instructions along with links to other great furniture projects, see the original blog post.

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    This gorgeous teal dogwood dresser was created by the blogger at Art is Beauty with a paint marker and a bit of paint. And I have no doubts that you can do the same! If you aren't a wiz at freehand, use a stencil or overhead projector to trace a pretty pattern.

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    As a lover of all things coastal, I flipped over this relief-style octopus dresser that I ran across over at Brooklyn Limestone. This brilliant blogger also shares how she did it so you can copy-cat her coastal look. For another similar option, see this reverse stenciled clipper ship dresser featured over at Flor's blog.

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    via Pinterest

    This was an idea I ran across on Pinterest, and I want these for myself. Mixing chairs around a table is a great way to save money. The repetitive style of these chairs ties the mix of color and pattern together. If all of your chairs are not the same style, choose one or two colors to repeat throughout all the chairs or use a repetitive pattern to tie all of the elements together and create a cohesive look.

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    This project is also from Red Hen Home, but it looks like a fabulous antique find. For complete instructions on how to copy-cat your own fabulous "antique," see the post at Red Hen Home.

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    Shelterness featured a ton of chalkboard painted dresser ideas, including this pretty piece that would work in any room in the home. Chalkboard painted furnishings are great for kid's rooms, making it easy for little ones to label their things. But don't neglect to add a little place for artistic output around the rest of your home. Chalkboard paint works great on almost any smoothly surfaced piece, from kitchen islands to entryway organizers.

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    Painted Headboard


    This beautifully painted headboard project was created for O'verlay's. These overlays can be applied to almost any flat surface, taking any piece of furniture to the next level. For another furniture overlay and painting idea that is a bit more budget friendly, apply foam stickers or glue precut wooden pieces (found at many crafting stores) to furniture and then paint.

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  • 09 of 10

    These cute ombre painted organizers were featured over at Dee Dee 9:14, but for more inspiring ombre drawers, check out this post at DIY Showoff or this one at SF Girl.

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    This decoupage dresser was featured over at Better After, and yes it certainly is. What an easy way to add a ton of color and texture to a space, and spruce up a dull dresser!