Category: Benches and Chairs

Benches and chairs are manageable little projects that can be neutral or add that little pop of personality to a room.  Since they are small, you can experiment with bolder colors and finishes.

Boho Accent Chair with Painted Upholstery

boho accent chair

I love to take a short break from larger furniture projects and get creative on something smaller like a chair.  This boho accent chair project is so full of personality!  Here is what it looked like before its makeover.  The frame didn’t need any repairs, but it was very dirty and took a lot of … Read more

Warm White Painted Rocking Chair

white rocking chair front2

Don’t rocking chairs make you nostalgic for a wrap-around porch and a cool summer evening?  Me too! I previously painted this one in pretty shades of blue, but it never sold.  I’m hoping this warm white painted rocking chair appeals to a wider range of potential buyers. This project would take the average person a … Read more

Need a Colorful Painted Rocking Chair Idea?

owl rocking chair back

If you’re like me and you have an old rocking chair, you may need ideas to update it.  This rocking chair was handed down from my mom.  While the needlepoint is charming, unless the theme of your room is granny chic, it is also dated. I started painting this rocker almost exactly a year ago.  … Read more

How to Shabby Chic Dark Wood Furniture

shabby chic chair side angle

The problem with dark wood furniture is it sometimes obscures the details of the piece, and also may not fit into modern decorating styles.  When you paint dark wood in a shabby chic style, it brings forward the beauty of the details and also lightens the piece overall so it coordinates with your decor. You … Read more

Painted Headboard Bench

headboard bench front

You may think I built this painted headboard bench, but lucky me, I found it already built.  It was love at first sight for me – those barley twist legs add so much character!  Somebody had already gone to the trouble of constructing a bed into a bench for me, so all I had to … Read more

Driftwood Gray Desk Chair

gray chair side

If you want to learn to chalk paint a chair, you’ve come to the right place! Do you like a little pop of color or pattern in your decor?  I prefer my larger more expensive pieces to be somewhat neutral, but I gotta bring in personality somewhere.  A chair is a great place to do … Read more