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.
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.
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.
Sometimes you can find some real gems abandoned on the side of the road.
For example, a young woman moving into her new home needed some furniture and she came across a table left on the curb. It was a hot mess. First it needed to be raised up to dining height, so we put extensions on the legs. Then we painted the base and refinished the top turning it into a whole new piece of furniture. She couldn’t wait to invite friends over to dine at her new table.