Painting furniture has been my thing for the last 20+ years. It started as a way to give thrift store finds a much needed face-lift. Then it turned into a way to bring a pop of color in to break up the monotony of wood in my home. Either way adding a painted piece here and there only adds to the aesthetic of a room, I think we can all agree on that, maybe? I recently found an amazing neutral green paint color perfect for furniture, as well as a new paint product so I wanted to share.
I have run the gamete with color in that time and have tried every product under the sun. Before I moved to Colorado in my late 20’s I owned a store/studio in my quaint hometown of Bellport. I was basically an artist/painter for hire. It’s really fun to look back on what was in then as opposed to now. Back then trompe l’oeil was in and painted murals, which never go out of style, if done right. Ok back to painted furniture. There was a lot of trial and error & if you wanted a good paint job you used oil paint. Which wasn’t for me, so the process was lengthy to get a nice finish. Fast forward to today, there are so many amazing paint products out there specifically designed for furniture. It’s such a departure from what was available when I began this creative journey all those years ago.
The two hues I have loved for furniture for a while now are any shade of blue and green, surprise! That has been pretty consistent for the last few years+. I painted my front door, Shane’s dresser and Jack’s as well a shade of blue. I still love the way they look! Wanting a break from the blue I moved to green. Although I fancy any shade of green these days I do gravitate towards earthier greens. If you remember I painted my kitchen island Cast Iron, this was a leap for me. But it was the right choice, I am crazy for it! It acts as a calming neutral in the space.
Recently I painted my bedroom side tables a deeper, earthy green. OMG!!! They came out beautiful! Rock Bottom by Sherwin-Williams ROCKS! Ha! I used a new product for furniture, well new to me anyways. It’s a Valspar product called Furniture Paint, I bought it at Lowe’s. It is solid!!! It does take a few days to cure but so far no chipping, which is a miracle!!
Are you ready? The after…
Denny enjoying the new mattress and a before shot of the nightstand is a natural barn-wood hue…
It’s amazing how the amount of light can really alter the way a color looks. Perfect case in point, look at the left side compared to the right side with the natural light pouring in.
On a side note my friend Jeanne is launching a new e course, Creatively Made Business. She had her first CMB about 5 years ago and although I wasn’t just starting out in this business, there was still so much I didn’t know. Not only that, so many people I didn’t know. It was a great opportunity to connect with other creatives like myself who were also longing for a creative business. I feel passionate about this because I wouldn’t be were I am without a creative community like this one.
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This course will only run twice in 2020 and registration will close for this first session on February 9, 2020 at 10 pm MST.
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My textile company and pillow shop City Farmhouse and Co. launches Oct 22nd!! I will share more in the next post but stay tuned!
Have a happy day!