Furniture before and after | Maine Country Home

We’re always inspired by what our amazing customers can do with a can of paint and a little imagination. The makeovers we’ve seen over the years are simply inspiring to say the least. We had two individuals share their completed projects with us recently and we thought we’d show them off to you!

The first is this sad, brown-red chair that has definitely seen better days.

painting chairs

Poor, sad chair. No one loves you in this state, you need a makeover! Fortunately Sharon saw the beauty under the beast and breathed new life into this chair.

bee stencil

Viola! Can we just say how much we LOVE this bee and laurel stencil?? It really makes this seat one-of-a-kind. Antoinette Chalk Paint made it much softer, and the gold gilding wax brought out all the beautiful details that were lost in that dark color. This chair is now fit for their home, a loving upcycle brought back to life.

The second transformation is a bit more modern-rustic, a style we’re really loving. Here’s the piece before it got a whole new lease on life.

dining room buffet painting large furniture

We’ve seen it all before, BBF (boring brown furniture). Not a terrible piece, very functional, but definitely dated. Not only that, but it didn’t fit Maggi’s aesthetic. We suggested Florence Chalk Paint to brighten up the space and give a much needed pop of color.

buffet after

BIG difference! To get more texture she let the paint thicken up by leaving it out in the air, and then took a paint scraper to the surface to give it a chipping look. Finished with Clear and then Dark Wax, the Dark Wax sits in all the grooves and gives it a rustic and antiqued look. Dark Wax is great to use over brighter colors, like Florence or Emperor’s Silk, to tone them down a notch.

rustic furniture

We’re totally stealing this look to paint on something. Not sure what, but something!

We hope these pieces inspired you to dream about transforming your furniture. Would you use either of these colors in your home? What colors would you use instead?

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