A couple of years ago my wife and I sold an old handmade pine book shelf in a yard sale. We recently ran into the woman who bought it. She’s a local artist and she was excited to tell us how she had used her painting talent to transform the once drab pine bookcase into a focal point in her entryway. Now, why didn’t we think of that?!
As a house painter, I focus on painting siding, walls, ceiling and trim. I tend to forget how easily you can freshen up a space by making over a piece of furniture.
Karla Nathan of Karla’s Cottage offers an easy tutorial on how to paint furniture the short-cut way.
Check out Karla’s before and after photos below. Read her simple how-to instructions here. In fact, they’re so easy that I might have to try it on a butler’s desk that’s been sitting in my garage for years!