7 Two-Tone Furniture Redos for When You Just Want a *Little* Paint

published Jan 12, 2020
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Love wood furniture? Us too! Sometimes, though, wood finishes have seen better days and need a little boost. To the rescue: Two-tone furniture redos that employ just enough paint to get furniture looking new again without having to sacrifice all the natural beauty of wood. Skeptical? Let these four stylish makeovers inspire you.

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A vintage dresser with sweetly scalloped details

Bre Eggert took a generic wooden dresser that she purchased on Facebook Marketplace and gave it a totally new look with green paint (Behr’s Cypress Vine). The earthy green is a perfect complement to the warm wood drawer fronts.

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A traditional table with a modern twist

While we see a lot of two-tone dressers, Kandice Kullman chose to take the same approach to making over an antique parlor table. She opted for more traditional hues and created a shabby chic look.

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Paint-dipped Windsor chairs

Chairs are also great candidates for a two-tone makeover. How stunning are these beauties that Emma French painted? Paired with a simple wooden table, they add a pop of pizzazz and playfulness to the kitchen—and in a neutral gray tone, they don’t feel too wild.

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A classic paint job with plenty of pop

Creamy white paint makes the dark wood drawer fronts and top of this little end table look even richer. Lindsay Fay also flipped the two drawers, adding the two-knob one to the bottom and replacing the old white knobs with wood warmer looking metal ones.

A high-contrast, high-style look

Melanie Alexander’s wooden dresser had amazing bones, but the chipped and gouged exterior made it tough save the top and sides. Painting those dark gray and restoring the drawers highlights the beauty of the burlwood fronts.

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A paint and knob remix

Jenny Leadaman chose a slate gray shade for her dresser revamp, which leaves both the drawer fronts and the top in the natural wood finish. Crystal knobs on the top drawers add a touch of glam to this traditional piece, and Jenny lined the drawers with gorgeous blue paper and fabric for added flair.

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A showcase for a pretty wood top

Brittany Wise chose to paint all of her buffet table except for the top, and we love how the final piece turned out—plenty of color, but with a little extra something.