As a do-it-yourself interior design enthusiast, I always have a vision of how I could transform or renew something old. Of course, my ambitious dreams don’t always turn into reality (do to kids, household chores, social engagements and just the business of life). But hopefully, that will change since aquiring some beautiful furniture pieces from a close friend who is moving. I’m thinking of painting these wonderfully crafted pieces with a Spanish flair! Here are the pieces…
Found a great website that is chalk full of great vintage european furniture painting ideas…
I love the old world look that has been captured with the mint green, and the combination of paint and stained wood. I may try to use this technique but with the addition of Spanish style stencils on one of my own redos.
I’m going to check out their ebook (Guide to Furniture Finishes) they sell on their site. I’ll let you know how I do. I’m not that experienced in furniture redos, but I’m sure with a little patience, I can master. Here are a few more before and afters from www.europeanpaintfinishes.blogspot.com that I just adore. Wish me luck, and check back for my finished projects!
Here is a tall dresser before picture that looks similar to the condition of the one I have.
Here is the finished product! I hope to paint my tall dresser white as well with perhaps a little French twist to it.
Europeanpaintfinishes also did a dining table. I love that they aren’t afraid of painting over wood. I always hesitate to do that. Since I don’t have any emotional attachment to my pieces above, I think it will be easier for me to do too.
Here is their dining table after…
Wish me luck. I’m hoping my globally inpired diy interior design enthusiasm will kick in soon! It would help if my calendar cleared up as well. Stay tuned for future posts to see the end results!