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DIY Painted Furniture Inspiration

It’s a new year and you are ready to spruce up your living quarters! Whether you have a limited budget or money to burn, an effective way to update any room is with fresh furniture. I shared in my 5 Home Decor Trends for 2013 post that painted furniture will continue to be popular this year. Today we will explore some DIY painted furniture inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! These before and after pictures are sure to inspire your 2013 furniture makeovers.


French Country Cottage

If you’ve been the lucky recipient of some French furniture that has seen better days, do not fret. In fact, count your lucky stars! The French Country Cottage furniture trend is still going strong and is currently the most popular style of painted furniture. Tired wood is given a fresh look with chalk paints, milk paints, and various distressing techniques. Paris grays, vintage blues, and creamy whites are some of the most popular colors chosen for this trend.

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Updated Mid-modern Furniture

Don’t throw out mom’s mid-modern century dresser! Give it a new lease on life with some fresh paint and hardware. Mid-mod furniture is currently showing up in chic shelter magazines in high gloss lacquers. Think outside the box when painting your piece and try bold colors or an ombre effect to add extra glam to your room!

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Stenciled Furniture

For those of you who really want to create a conversation piece this year, I recommend stenciling a piece of furniture! Stencils in geometric patterns, floral patterns, words, and flourishes are easy to purchase or create on your own. Stenciling allows you to obtain a high-end, customized look on a very modest budget!

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No matter what your decorating style, a painted piece of furniture can transform and update the look of your room for the price of a can of paint. I hope you feel inspired to see your furniture with fresh eyes this year!

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