We have worked with a lot of designers and homeowners that change the style and design of rooms in homes and offices. Often times their current furniture functions quite well but will not go with the new look they are after. That is when Wallscapers can step in and paint accent pieces with a unique custom look that will transform the old furniture into new like shown in these before and after photos.
Painting walls is one thing, but there are a few different measures you need to take in order to make sure your furniture painting project is successful.
- We suggest you start by creating a sample on a piece of wood prior to taking on an entire piece of furniture. This allows you to see how a glaze accent will change the look of your base coat if that is the finish you are looking to create.
- It is always best to prime all painting surfaces to prevent the existing stains from bleeding through.
Primer should match the type of paint you have chosen. For furniture it’s best to use a satin or semi-gloss finish with an oil-based primer.
- We have found that oil based primers offer better stain blocking and great adhesion.
- Always paint from the top down and smooth paint drips as you go.
The photos we have included are from a client’s home where they renovated a back porch into a heated and air conditioned sun room. Their goal was to create the feeling of a bright and cheerful Florida room. Their existing furniture was very dark and needed a transformation.
They selected a light base color with a warm glaze accent which we have found to be a very popular finish. We did all the work from start to furniture grade lacquer finish. They were so happy with the results that they are now having a custom bar built for us to finish with the same technique and color.
Stay tuned for that next piece of furniture that we will be painting to go with this TV entertainment center.