We all love a good furniture makeover, and these don’t disappoint! Get prepared to swoon over these 19 furniture pieces that have been painted in totally unexpected ways. Each piece is inspiring because they’re extremely unique. If are you’re looking for ways to make over your latest thrifted find, these painted beauties will inspire you!
1. Color Blocked Painted Furniture
If a furniture piece has the right structure, color blocking in a muted shade is a simple and stunning method of painting. Mix that with the stained wood grain, and you’ve got a stunner!
2. Two-Tone Dresser
There are many two-tone dressers out there with different colored drawers or tops. Simply painting the entire top of the dresser a different color (including the top drawer) can take a piece to a whole new level.
3. Painted Dipped Chair
This chair looks like someone held the top of an oak chair and dipped it into a huge vat of paint. I love it!
4. Dipped Wicker Headboard
Paint dipping a wicker headboard puts a really modern spin on a very boho piece.
5. Painted Bold Stripes
Who doesn’t love a good stripe? This boring dresser is now a statement piece.
6. Painting Furniture to Match a Wall
Your furniture can still stand out as unique… even when it blends into the room.
7. Paint a Faux Stone Look
See how Jenny from Little Green Notebook made her Faux Malachite desk top.
8. Create a Bold Geometric Pattern
The skies the limit here… as long as you have some good painter’s tape.
9. Marble Furniture with Paint
Check out the tutorial on how to marble a table top here.
10. Stencil Your Furniture
11. Paint a Modern Graphic on your Headboard
This simple design is done with stain, paint, and painter’s tape.
12. Paint the Bottom of Chairs a Bold Color.
I love how these uniform white chairs look with different colored legs (the opposite would look great too)!
13. Striped Metal Desk Chair
This looks amazing, but may be tricky to execute. Check out how to achieve clean lines here.
14. Painted Pop of Surprise
This neutral piece has a little surprise when you open it. This could also be done with dresser drawers or the insides of cabinets.
15. Ombre Painted Dresser
This is a little different take on the super popular ombre dressers (like this one). I love how organic and custom this piece looks. I also love how the ombre unexpectedly goes from one side to another.
16. Patterned Buffalo Check Table
Who says patterns are just for upholstery? The right pattern can be the perfect fit for a piece of furniture in need of love. Check out this buffalo check table project here on Curbly.
17. Artistically Painted Upholstered Chair
This thrifted chair got a makeover worthy of a masterpiece. This project was done with sandpaper, fabric softener, and acrylic paints.
18. Painted Upholstery
This painted upholstery project seems really doable and it completely makes a “seen it a hundred times” piece look so special. Check out how Elsie from ABM painted this bench here.
19. Ombre Dining Chair
Ombre just became seriously custom and expensive looking with this DIY project.