Painted Furniture

Painted furniture is a hot trend in interior decorating, and it is a great way to refresh tired, old furniture!

I recently did a project with interior designer Anne Meuller of Briar Design.  She was staging a house for sale, but also working with her clients on their next home. Anything she did with the furniture would need to work for the staging, but also fit with the client’s tastes for their new space. 

There were 2 pieces in particular that were a challenge.  The client wanted their décor to have a rustic sea-side look, but their dining room table had a dated yellowish oak finish, and their buffet was a dated medium walnut.  Replacing these pieces did not fit the budget, so Anne called me with her ideas for new painted finishes.

For the buffet, Anne chose a medium grey-blue with a matte varnish finish, to be topped off with new hardware.  For the table, Anne had me use the same gray-blue for the base, but she also had me do a translucent “pickled” finish on the top, using a lighter grayish blue.

 Below are some pictures of the project.

Enjoy, Jason

 Dining table finish before

Dining table finish before

 Refinished table

Refinished table

 Close-up of table-top translucent "pickled" finish

Close-up of table-top translucent "pickled" finish

 Buffet before refinishing

Buffet before refinishing

 Painted buffet

Painted buffet