A few years ago, shelter mags and blogs were overrun with images of brightly-painted wooden furniture, so much so that it became rather clichéd. Can I tell you a secret? I still love the look.

Not only is painted furniture tons of fun, but it's practical, too: maybe your walls have to stay Boring Beige or Renter's White, but that doesn't mean everything does! Check out these photos for inspiration, then find an old piece that needs some love, get out your paintbrushes and apply your favorite color to something.

1. A Beautiful Mess
2. Lonny
3. Better Homes and Gardens
4. Houzz
5. Scout

6. Bolig
7. LykkeBo
8. Carnet d'Intérieur
9. Better Homes and Gardens
10. Head Over Heels