There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think painting furniture is a good idea, and those who do not. If you fall into the second camp, think of this post as an effort to change your mind. And if you fall into the first camp, well, you're in for a real treat.
Above: A brightly colored nightstand spotted in Linton & Rob's Ontario home.
I can't get enough of this glossy cobalt blue dresser, from Scandinavian Chic.
You don't necessarily have to paint the whole thing — sometimes just painting the doors is ideal to add a little personality and color, as seen on Bolig.
If you're particularly talented, you could try experiementing with a mural like this one on a dresser by Knack Studio.
Leaving just a little bit of the woodgrain makes for a lovely contrast, as seen on Happy Mundane.
A bright yellow cabinet from Interiorator.
This boldly painted geometric dresser is from Samantha Pattillo, who provides step-by-step instructions so you can get the look, too.
Another option is painting only the fame, a look that can be particularly striking, especially with dark wood. Vintage dresser makeover from The Weathered Door.
Or paint drawers in a gradation of colors for an ombre effect, as seen on BHG.