Friday, August 21, 2015

The Art of Painted Furniture

One of my favorite types of art is painted furniture.

An old chair, painted black with a few bright flowers, a broken table put back together finds a peacock, or a Tiger brightens up a stool found at a garage sale.

Furniture art is one of my favorite prowls on Pinterest. Creative people have done amazing things with furniture found by the side of the road.

Home Talk is another great site where people share their creativity. Like Pinterest, Home Talk lets you search for anything. A step up from the photo gallery like face of Pinterest, Home Talk lets the artist/creator post the details of their design. You can post questions and usually the artist will answer. Home Talk alerts you with an email ( if you want) to let you know you have a response.

Creating art from plain old furniture is a great way to make a few bucks. Find a good piece of furniture. Make sure it's sturdy or fix it. Express your creativity all over it, and be sure to finish with an acrylic seal. (Polycrylic is my favorite to work with)  Now post your pics!

Some places to sell?

  • Etsy  (Just double check your shipping costs)
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • Make a website or blog and post that on facebook. 
  • Find a gallery or craft store to display your artwork. 
  • If you're an avid painter (or team up with a creative friend) and can generate a decent amount of furniture art, check out local craft or art show. 
This weekend check out your local garage sales. Start small (Coffee tables, benches, end tables) and take your time to create the best piece you can. 

Happy Painting! 


  1. I love the peacock end table! I think this would be a fun project to try some day.

  2. I can paint but I don't have the eye to see it on furniture, I wish I did. Your examples are great.

  3. Thanks! The Tiger stool was the hardest. The Peacock the most fun to paint.