When I was first married my grandmother gave me several great pieces of furniture; occasional tables and a couple of chairs, all cherry and mahogany hard woods. The only problem was they had all been painted avocado green! I spent a lot of time stripping and staining these beauties. All the while thinking what ever possessed her to paint over this beautiful wood?
Fast forward to today. Painted furniture is extremely popular. For example, the cover of Ethan Allen’s July magazine is a painted piece.
Yes its true, paint is the easiest way to update an old tired wood piece or cabinet. I have many Pinterest posts saved for chalk painting projects in every fabulous color (except avocado).
I hate to admit it but, I think my grandmother was on to something! I have several projects I am considering chalk painting in my home. Here are a few of my inspirations:
However, I just can’t seem to take the plunge. I keep thinking of all those refinishing hours. Ok, maybe I will just buy a few painted pieces and skip the work. How about you, any painting projects this summer?