Before and After Decorating

I can't resist giving the furniture I find a bit of paint, my hubby feels if he stops too long in one place, I may even give him a lick of paint.  You never know! I do know that I love seeing old furniture being given a new lease on life and as I am someone who loves colour, I have a lot of fun playing around with all sorts of paint. 

Ideas for finding before and after furniture:

  • your own furniture
  • hard rubbish collections
  • friends
  • ebay

Redecorating old, used furniture is a really fun and unique way to recycle something and create a statement piece for your room. Give it a try!

Before and After Furniture Decorating

1. This is a chest I bought off eBay for only $11. I decided to give it a modern, abstract look. A pop of red helped give it a bit of punch.

2. Bar Stools - I bought these for $20 off eBay ad decided to give them a punch of colour. I was really excited to sell these ones again on eBay.

3. Small Coffee Table - I love this small table, at the time I was inspired by Autumn leaves. So I created a back ground of interweaving twigs in Autumn colours and gave the leaves and the tables legs, a black and white look.

4. Kitchen Table - From shabby chic to funky and colourful.

4.Ikea Hack: This before after decorating idea is a bit of an Ikea hack. I bought a Billy bookcase years ago and decided it needed a bit of TLC and a pop of colour for my younger daughters room. I think it looks a lot better, what do you think?

If you like some of these hand painted furniture ideas, I have just created my first Ebay shop. I decided I needed a reason to keep finding old furniture, so after painting them in funky colours I have started selling them on eBay under my store name: 'Colourful Kangaroo'.

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