Fall is a great time to paint furniture–it’s cool enough to paint outside. There is a surprising amount of older wooden furniture around. Resale shops like Good Will, yard sales, or even your parents’ attic could be hiding some great pieces. It doesn’t hurt to ask friends, relatives, and co-workers if they have something they’d like to get rid of too.
I like the linked tutorial for showing how great some pale green paint looks with dark drawer pulls. I wouldn’t paint over good hard woods or high quality furniture, but pine and soft woods are perfect for this treatment. (Real antiques should be left “as is” to preserve their value.)
Be sure to check out the links in the tutorial to her other painted furniture projects. You might get some good ideas for your own finds. You might be able to find some colors you like in the “Ooops Paint” section of Home Depot that would work for this. The prices on these returned cans of paint are low, but be sure you buy the type of paint you want. When in doubt talk to the paint sales person about it.
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