Painted Furniture

In my weekly Craigslist posts, I try very hard to not be a “slap a coat a paint on everything and it will be gorgeous” type of girl.  There is something to be said for the effect paint can have on inexpensive or unrestored furniture.  I think this is a trend that tends to become popular during bad economic times, people tend to want a quick and cheap effect.  In a few years, when the economy is hopefully booming, we will be all about wood finishes and will be stripping all of our painted projects.  Here are some pretty pieces that have been improved by appropriately and creatively applied paint.


Have you ever made over a piece of furniture with paint?  I would love to see photos of your paint projects.

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About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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2 Responses to Painted Furniture

  1. Madison Hill says:

    Gorgeous photos. Elegant designs. Love, love, love it!

  2. I love it! Esp. the multicolored dresser. Too cute!

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