Old Furniture Painted Green For A New Chic Look

The addition of a bold, bright color can add instant style to any room. Whether you have an old armoire or dresser that you want to update, painting the piece is a quick and easy way to give it new life. This project will take just one day from start to finish, so grab your paintbrush and let’s get started!

What You’ll Need

  • Paint. You’ll need at least one can of paint, but you may want to buy two or three if you’re planning on doing more than one piece of furniture.
  • Paint brushes. You’ll need a few different sizes and shapes, depending on what kind of job you’re doing (trim work requires smaller brushes). If possible, choose natural-bristle brushes; they hold up better over time than synthetic ones do and are easier to clean up after use.
  • Painter’s tape. This is optional but highly recommended–it will make your life much easier when it comes time for cleanup!

Step 1

Before you begin, you’ll want to make sure that the surface of your furniture is prepared for painting. First, remove any loose or peeling pieces of veneer with a scraper. Then sand down any rough spots on the wood as well as any stains or scuffs from wear and tear.

Next, clean off all dust and debris with a damp rag so that it doesn’t interfere with adhesion when priming later on. Once this is done, apply primer over all surfaces–this will help provide an even base coat when applying …