With custom furniture painting and refinishing, everything old is new again.
Grandma’s dark wood china cabinet has been in the family for generations. You’re tired of looking at it but can’t bear to part with the family heirloom. What to do?
Give it a fresh new finish or artistic paint job and voila! You’ve got a “new” piece of furniture, something with unique character you won’t find in a furniture store. That’s the beauty of custom painted furniture.
When people bring me their tired old heirloom or flea market find, I love showing them the potential for transforming it into something they’ll fall in love with all over again, like the sideboard pictured here.
Turning oldies into goodies
Unlike today, in our grandparents’ day furniture was built to last. But, alas, those dark finishes and heavy hardware don’t work in our modern homes. With a little creativity, we can bring those old pieces into the 21st Century. We can lighten and brighten them, or get creative and funky, for a fraction of what it would cost to buy something new.
And for the eco-conscious among us, here’s another good reason to re-love not replace – you’re keeping it out of the landfill!
True re-love stories from my art studio:
A family was downsizing and wanted to give some furniture to their kids. But the younger generation didn’t want the old stuff. So we painted it gray & black, and changed the hardware, giving it a totally modern look. Now the kids are fighting over who gets it.
Then there was the man who had built a rocking horse for his daughter when she was a child and he wanted to regift it to his grandchild. He brought the plain wooden horse in for a fresh coat of paint and we transformed it into a fanciful toy his grandchild would cherish.
So bring me your old, your tired…your run-down furniture yearning for a new start in life. With some paint, stencils, hardware and a little imagination we’ll turn it into a gem you’ll be proud to have in your home.
This is Rachel's blog about our adventures in bringing The Artistic Home Studio & Boutique to life.