Before you toss that old dresser or pass one up at a thrift store, consider how you could change it with paint. Paint can completely update the look of furniture, even if it’s just one solid color. But what can happen when you add a fun pattern to it? You’ve now transformed it into a unique statement piece! Painting furniture is the quickest and most inexpensive way to update your decor and bring in your personality. It’s also easy to do with the help of the expert painting tips I’ve shared on the blog. For inspiration, today I’m featuring 5 different paint pattern techniques from some of my favorite bloggers. So grab your painting tools and getting ready to create!
My friend Doreen at House Honeys is always coming up with fabulous projects. Her latest is the reason I decided to do this post. She brought new life to a thrift store dresser by painting it in a plaid pattern. You’ll find her step-by-step tutorial easy to follow.
Chevron is still very popular and the trendsetters say that will continue in 2014. Creating a chevron pattern on the drawer fronts is a great way to give an old dresser a contemporary update. The secret to a balanced chevron pattern is in the measuring. Check out Laura Beth’s chevron tutorial.
There’s something romantic and magical about a harlequin pattern. It definitely makes a statement. Like chevron, to make a successful harlequin pattern you must carefully measure it first. Ann Marie has broken it down into simple steps in her harlequin pattern tutorial.
A simple stripe can add so much pizzazz and is probably one of the easiest patterns to paint. And they are so versatile. You can vary the width of the stripes from wide to narrow or keep them all the same size. You can also use as many colors as you want. How do you get the perfect edge when painting stripes? Kate shares the secret in her painted stripes tutorial.
If you’re ready to take a walk on the wilder side, why not try zebra stripes? They’re a fun way to bring an animal print into any room. As this picture shows us, they don’t even have to be black and white. Find out out to paint them on furniture in Katie’s zebra pattern tutorial.
Painting furniture is a fun way express your personality and refresh your decor. Which one of these patterns do you think you’d like to try?