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Painted Chair: Before & After

Everyone loves a good before & after transformation.  Painted furniture is very trendy right now.  You can transform a mid-century piece into a glossy, chic bombshell – or transform a more ornate piece into a shabby, vintage dream.

Here is a chair that I recently purchased from VR Furniture in Norfolk.  I love all of the detail, not only in the back of the chair, but also in the turned arm rests and legs.

I simply removed the cushion, sanded the beauty down, added a few coats of high gloss grey [Sherwin Williams Dovetail, to be exact], removed the fabric from the seat, and stapled on the new yellow & white damask pattern.

There are so many things that could have been done with the chair, but I loved the subtle grey with the clean pop of yellow fabric – especially to be worked in with this beautiful display!

Here are some other amazing rooms with painted furniture…

I love the idea of “Designing with what you already have”!  So – are there some furniture pieces you have that could be transformed with a pop of color?  Or could your current sofa and rug be updated with a new painted side table?!  I’d love to help with the transformation!




I'm Rachel.

I am a small town girl passionate about creativity, color, and most of all: helping people bring their homes to life in ways they never thought possible. On the Rardon Design blog, I enjoy sharing thoughts, inspirations, and our projects. Thanks for reading.

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