When my clients come to me to paint furniture, part of the fun is exploring the different finishes that are possible. Recently, I have done everything from an antiqued and distressed paint finish to a specialty matte finish – and with my most recent client, I got to do a high gloss finish!
My client and her husband are moving into a newly renovated home, and as part of this renovation, they needed to update some of their furniture to fit into the new space. One piece is a dresser that is a great example of the value of painting furniture. The (very large!) dresser was a high-quality piece that was in good shape, but the dark brown color and slightly worn and dinged finish would have looked completely out of place with their new décor. Rather than buying something new, my client and her designer chose a nice neutral gray color and asked to have me paint the piece in high gloss to clean it up and give it a great visual impact. Because I do everything by hand (I don’t use sprayers), it adds a bespoke look with my subtle brush marks in the high-gloss finish that adds a special touch they were looking for. Similar to painting cabinets, my process involves lots of sanding (sanding the original finish and then again after priming and again between coats of paint) – which results in a beautiful finish that will be durable for many years to some.
In addition to this large dresser, my client also had me paint a reclaimed decorative window pane in the same grey, as well as a sewing table and bench in a high-gloss black.
The painted furniture is now in their beautiful new home and they are thrilled with the results! (The pictures below are from my studio, unfortunately NOT in their beautiful home)