Give your furniture a makeover with some brightly-coloured paint..

By Amber Clery in Decorating, Furniture, Reinvent on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 15:26

Wanna take a dreary old piece of furniture and give it a whole new look for Spring time? You can completely transform the look of any piece of furniture by adding a coat of bright coloured paint. Check out these beauties for inspiration using paint colours from www.crownpaints.ie.

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Inject some zest into your bedroom dresser with Lemon Squash for the drawers and frame and Yellow Dark for the trim and handles. Almost Sage is a similar shade to this fresh Spring green.

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This vintage apothecary cabinet has been given a make over with a soothing chalky green paint which has been lightly sanded for a rustic look. For a similar look, try Pale Green. This brightly painted chest of drawers makes a dramatic impact. Try Soft Jade for a similar pop of colour.

 

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For those of you brave enough to use a tangerine shade like the one pictured above, try Seville Orange. How pretty is this chest of drawers in this twin bedroom? Add some girly glamour to your home using Red.Mid.

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This old sideboard has been given a complete make over with a bright cheerful yellow. Inject some sunshine into your home with Hot Sun.

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Add a fun touch to  your kitchen chairs by painting the legs a different colour, try Toffee Apple for a similar look. 

How To paint a piece of furniture:

  • sand it down thoroughly using fine sandpaper
  • clean the surface with a little white spirit on a lint-free cloth
  • prime the surface with a wood primer which you'll find in "Homebase" for under €8
  • apply two coats allowing the first coat to dry thouroughly using a large brush for the main surfaces and a smaller one for the awkard parts.
  • lightly sand the edges if you want to create a distressed vintage look....and you're done!

Do you like brightly painted furniture? Have you made-over any furniture recently? Tell us how you got on in the comment box below.