DIY: Painting Furniture

If you’re like me and you need to personalize every single thing you own, painting furniture is an easy way to infuse your household environment with personality.

Let’s start with this practical, boring chair that I found by a dumpster.

Before: Boring! Zzz

Free: Good for your wallet and the planet.

{I forgot to take pictures, but the procedure was fairly simple. Bear with me.}

I wanted to create a random, horizontal stripe pattern using different shades of green paint. I marked opposite sides of the seat using a pencil in 2cm increments and used masking tape to create the stripe borders, then filled in with paint. Once all the stripes were done, I applied three coats of matte varnish.

Here’s a close-up of the finished seat:

So hip!

Not too shabby.

For the insignificant cost of craft acrylic paint and some varnish, I turned a dumpster find into an eye-catching accent chair. If you want to give furniture painting a whirl, I suggest checking out Craigslist for curb alerts!

Another angle.

Feast your eyes!

      Happy painting! :-)

     Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate.