One of the most interesting features of home decoration is to paint the furniture in different styles. You can choose the style according to your likes and other interiors of your home.
Painting furniture is an excellent way of adding some freshness and vigor to the home decor. If you put in some of your creative ideas into it, the paint job can be a lot of fun too. Before you apply any paint on the furniture, you have to prepare its surface. Take a piece of 100 grit sandpaper and rub it on all the surfaces of the furniture with a gentle hand in order to clean up the dirt and debris stuck on them. Next, apply an even coat of primer, so that the paint can last on the furniture for a long time. Now, the furniture is ready and you can take up the task of applying paint on it.
There are many styles of painting the home furniture. It can be traditional, contemporary, antique, etc. Here, an important thing has to be kept in mind that the paint should merge well with overall interior decoration of the house.
For conventional look, traditional ideas are the best. Keep the basic color as black and make the detailing work in gold, red or cream. To give a French provincial look, a combination of soft cream with a hint of gold is just fine. You can also try solid white or glossy black. For an Asian flavor, use a beautiful highly polished red lacquer. The final touch for the painted furniture with either layers of beeswax, which has been buffed well or a high-gloss polyurethane gives an elegant touch.
Some people prefer to get the peeling and distressed paint look of antique furniture. This style is suitable mostly for the kitchen and the family room. The usual colors are white, red, green, yellow or blue. First, start with sanding the furniture, and then apply latex paint. When the paint has cured, sand it once again in certain spots to get the worn out look. A slight touch of dilute paint here and there on your painted furniture will improve its visual appeal.
This style will suit if the lines, curves and shapes of the furniture are distinct. For this, the colors should be bright and attractive like glossy black, rich espresso brown, etc. Ideally, a small foam roller is used to apply the paint on the furniture instead of a brush, so that the brush marks do not appear. To maintain its freshness and warmth, avoid any intricate detail work or wood finishes. Just apply a coat of high-gloss polyurethane after the paint has dried up.
Decorative Painting Ideas
Apply a white color paint to the furniture and allow it to dry up properly. You can draw some images or patterns on the painted surface using a pencil. Fill in the drawn images with suitable colors and allow it to dry under the sun, if possible. Mark the outlines of the images with the help of a dark color paint pen to make them distinct. Finally, put a coat of paint finish and wait till it dries up. Thus, your paint job is done.