Painted Wooden Furniture as Art Today

Painted Wood Furniture

Many people think about painted wooden furniture like a scraped-up old piece from the flea market. It is not true. Painted furniture is a kind of art. And you do not need to be an artist to understand a true work of art.

What Have You Do First For Creation Painted Wooden Furniture?

First, you can start with thrift shop or flea market. Here you can find some painted wood dresser or small table to work with. It does not mean that you have this furniture scraped, painted or scratched things. Sandpaper will help you to take care about all unevenness and roughness.

For making beautiful art project choose a base color. You can buy acrylic paint and good brush. It is easy to get a set of small bottles of acrylic paints in several colors and a set of brushes. Choosing paint is very important stage. Acrylic is a good choice because of its quick drying, and in few minutes you will be able to do next.

White Painted Wood Dresser

Little Advices in Painted Wooden Furniture Creation

This type of painted wood chairs or other painted project is very exciting, because you can lib. You can use a painting wherever you want. Maybe then you will decide to paint all in contrasting color. Such black painted dresser will be a pop-art creation. You can follow such simple receptions:

  • What do you think about stripes on chairs? Anything will suit your future object.
  • A geometric pattern looks exciting and you can also use any colors you want.
  • Normally kids like bright, primary colors.
  • Teenagers, for example girls, will like various pastel shades.
  • Dark green color can provide a nice contrast with burnt orange.
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Black Painted Wood Dresser

Here is a list of other tricks of painting that you can explore making painted furniture:

  • You can dilute acrylic paint with water or layer it over another color – you will have a batik effect.
  • You can add dimension using light blue crossing to purple area, in this way you can create a new shade.
  • You can buy clear acrylic gels which can dilute the color. It is your project – your experiment. Only you decide what to do.

After doing this, it is a time to consider possibilities. Now you can paint furniture or think about other decorations – you have antique painted dresser already.

Painted furniture is good because you can put it away or pick right back up when you need it. You can come back to decoration when you will be able to do it. This kind of work is like a therapeutic and satisfying activity.

Painted furniture can be used in everyday life, but usually it is made for pleasure of creating some little things.

Painted Wooden Furniture as Art Today updated: September 9, 2016 by author: Linda Carpenter


  • Katie Burton May 10, 2016

    I water sanded a Lacquer finish, wiped it off with a dry rag. I spayed it again with lacquer and the finish dried gray, and it seems to be under the finish. what can I do?

  • Linda Carpenter
    Carpenter May 11, 2016 Author

    hi Katie
    if plastic: grinding-degreasing-primer on plastic, the first layer, the second ink (main) color-grinding to give effect to the fray antiquity
    if wood: grinding – wood stain – thin grinding – “close” finishing coating (varnish, oil, wax)

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