It’s easy to feel daunted when it comes to painting furniture but, with the right paint to hand, it’s much easier than you think. All it takes is some lovely colours, a little bit of elbow grease and a spare afternoon.
Upcycling an old piece of furniture is incredibly satisfying. Not only is it a thrifty way of creating a new-look item, it means you’re saving something that might otherwise have been thrown away – always a good feeling. And, if you’re renting, it’s an easy way to bring colour and your own personal style to a room if you’re not able to paint the walls. If you don’t have something suitable already at home, take a look in local junk shops or fleamarkets for shapely, inexpensive pieces that could be given a new lease of life.
When it comes to colour, be bold! Paint the piece in one vibrant colour; pick out the drawers in a different shade or finish; or create a subtle and sophisticated two-tone piece, as here. Watch the video to see Steph Howles, our Dulux Select Decorator, show you how to do it or follow our simple step-by-step guide below.