Friday, April 24, 2009

Painted Furniture

It's generally my feeling that their are very few occasions when one needs to buy brand new furniture. Why be a consumer when their are so many great pieces out there that were truly meant to last. With that spirit in mind I am currently re-doing my kitchen and have been on the look out for great examples of painted furniture. I have some amazing old chairs that my roommate found on the street (gotta love San Francisco), and all they need is a fresh coat of paint. Here are a few of my top picks...

The green color above may just be the winner. I have some fabric for the seat cushions that will complement it quite nicely!

So next time before you run to your local Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, I suggest you look around your own house - you may be surprised at the treasures hidden beneath tattered wood or old paint.


  1. i love that green in the first photo.. and the blue in the last...

  2. Hey Denise! Timely topic for me! Currently transforming a whole set of dark walnut stained kitchen cabinets from the dark and dreary to satin Swiss Coffee. What a difference! A light sanding to provide "tooth" for the new paint and bingo! - bright and cheerful.
    Love your blog - roll on!