Refurbishing Furniture with Modern Colors

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Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you’ve got a gorgeous statement piece!  This is one of our “Buff Your Stuff” series where we take things we own and give them a whole new look. And what a dramatic difference this one is! This is an older unique piece of furniture, that in all honesty, we have no idea what it was originally meant for. But as you can see, with a little sanding and some paint and a few extras it became a lovely storage piece. Our tutorial for a $100 Bill Wall Decoration Idea was  the  perfect accent piece to place above this piece as you’ll see below!

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This is the original piece.

Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

The top flips up for more storage. Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

We did a quick sand. Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

Then we decided how we were going to paint it. We chose a vibrant teal and white.Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

We used some basic hardware to spice it up, painting the corner brackets gold. This shows the final knob we chose after testing out another style you can see below.Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

We painted the bottom portion of the feet gold. Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

The wood bar under the lid was also painted gold as were the metal brackets.

Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

 We also have a tutorial for the $100 Bill Wall Decoration Idea!Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!blank630x20Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you've got a gorgeous statement piece!

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12 Comments

  1. Love. It. I was drawn in by the color that I saw in your thumbnail via Inspire Me Monday and so glad I dropped by. I’m over the over posted shabby chic white and farm looking furniture. It is beautiful but time for a new fresh look. You nailed it. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Pamela

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  2. What a unique piece! I love your choice of color combination, so much fun and so fresh! And I also wanted to mention that the Wednesday “To Grandma’s House We Go” link party just started over at grandmashousediy.com and I thought you might be interested in joining it, thanks!

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