My friend Cindy at My Romantic Home is hosting a painted furniture party today. I first "met" Cindy when I googled "how to paint furniture" in preparation for redecorating my older son's room. It really is six degrees of separation, because it turns out that we have a mutual friend in common-one of her high school pals was one of my best pals in college-SUE! How cool is that? :D
Cindy has painted a tremendous amount of furniture. If you are not familiar with her, check out her beautiful blog!
Here is a small contribution from moi.....
In the first photo, the little side tables were throw-aways from a relative. I painted them white and don't they look nice in my guest bedroom? They were an avocado green previously. :)
Below, the black table was an inherited antique. I almost tossed it because it was in horrible shape, but then I got the idea to simply fix it up a bit and to paint it black. I used Cindy's technique of waxing this piece after painting with paste wax.
Below is a glimpse of my son's bookcase. It had previously been a royal blue, but as he grew older he needed something more sophisticated. I will likely use this piece in an office someday if he does not want to take it with him to college!
Finally.....here is our farmhouse bed, which is a dark green. No, I have not painted it. However, I would like to. I am very much wanting to change this room within the next year to a more subdued color palette. I am thinking either a black, dark brown or a white. Accessories would be primarily creams and taupes with white and silver accents. Any IDEAS????? Please share if so...
Happy painting and Thanks Cindy!!! XXOO, Steph.