Hand painting furniture is a great way to give furniture a new lease of life and add a final touch to any room and, along with hand painting kitchens, is an excellent way to recycle perfectly serviceable items.
Tired looking furniture can be left natural by having the old coating stripped and then protected once again with fresh coats of stain, wax or oil. The chest of drawers pictured below was carefully sanded down, stained and oiled. The brasses were also cleaned.
I use the same techniques and products as I do when hand painting kitchens, i.e. high adhesion primers and top quality finishing products to give a lovely and durable finish. If you want something more in vogue I am happy to use chalk paints and produce ‘shabby chic’ finishes. However, unlike many people selling hand painted furniture, I do not use ‘shabby chic’ as an excuse for very bad painting! Please note that I am not a ‘furniture restorer.’ I do not do French polishing or re-upholstering.
Feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.