She’s Got the Knack

There are a lot of people out there taking old furniture and giving it a paint makeover (including myself from time to time.) I find inspiration can come from anywhere:

 

The Best of Etsy

Normally I’m not a big fan of the super heavy ornate pieces redone, but this one works. Perfect color.

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Proof you don’t have to cover all the wood to make something look new. Loving the stain on this thing.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/104321349/dresser-prairie-chest-of-drawers-poppy?ref=usr_faveitems

Perfect buttery yellow.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/106125956/rustic-farmhouse-yellowbutter-dresser?ref=usr_faveitems

Damn fine ombre on a simple, otherwise uninteresting piece.

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Bamboo-style dresser. Hard to find, even hard to keep it looking clean and modern – but oh so beautiful when you do.

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Love when the chosen paint color is appropriate for the style and time period of the piece.

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Part 3: The Best of the Best

And finally, the best of the best, Knack Studios (below are my personal favorites, from her portfolio):

Natural wood with perfectly painted inlays – to die.

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The woman sure knows how to choose a color scheme – dark tealy navy blue with just a pop of pale pink.

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A familiar piece I attempted to replicate – the pop of color on this is just irresistibly delicious for someone in love with 60s Danish-style furniture like myself.

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Again, a heavy piece I’d normally shy away from, but done in a very tasteful way (and light color) that actually makes it feel lighter and more regal than it is.

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Something I would be more than a little scared to refinish or paint and ruin the details, but that much more beautiful when expertly done:

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Color scheme – love. Striped accent – double love.

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Color.

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One of the few patterned pieces I’ve seen that I actually like:

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And of course, because you all know how much I love this color:

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