7 Times Painted Wood Looked Good

published Jan 31, 2015
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(Image credit: Reeves)

We know that some of you have very…err…strong opinions about painting wood furniture, but the owners of these dramatic before and after projects might disagree with all you naysayers. Especially on damaged or cheap wood, a coat or two of paint is an easy, cost-effective and super-cute strategy to refresh tired pieces. Watch me prove it seven times.

Claire’s campaign nightstands got a new blue and a new purpose in another room.

(Image credit: Claire Boeshaar)
(Image credit: Claire Boeshaar)

Reeves gave her wood a dose of bright white and a little clever geometry.

(Image credit: Reeves)
(Image credit: Reeves)

Rita’s built-in got a custom, classy look in subtle dove grey.

(Image credit: Rita Killilea)
(Image credit: Rita Killilea)

This dresser’s color change was so dramatic and bold that it got a spotlight placement in the dining room.

(Image credit: Rita)
(Image credit: Rita)

Nicolette gave this wooden chest a good going-over with her own handmade stencil.

(Image credit: Nicolette Tabram)
(Image credit: Nicolette Tabram)

This dull garage sale score got a dose of color and a hardware refresh too.

(Image credit: Breanna)
(Image credit: Breanna)

Just $15 made Elly’s stool look miles more expensive.

(Image credit: Elly Gehrig )
(Image credit: Elly Gehrig )