Before and After: Painted Furniture Makeovers
Pour on the Color!
Rejuvinate thrifty furniture finds (nothing here cost more than $150) with splashy paint combinations. To get the lustrous look of these rehabbed pieces, spray with Lenmar lacquers (lenmar-coatings.com), which can be matched to any Benjamin Moore color.
To see more inspiring furniture makeovers by Parker Kennedy's Lance Jackson (left) and David Ecton (right), visit parkerkennedyliving.com.
Bar Cart Before
The elegant curved lines of this bar cart were clouded in dismal shade of brown.
Glam Bar Cart
The makeover: Painting the wheel covers gold and the frame a coral orange (Flame; benjaminmoore.com), along with new mirrors cut to fit atop the shelves, elevates this rattan cart from a computer trolley to a host's best friend.
Cane Chair Before
Monochrome upholstery and paint in a tired palette had this caned chair in need of an upgrade.
China Cabinet Before
A china cabinet with good bones lacked pizzazz under a sea of beige paint.
Mod China Cabinet
Baroque Dresser Before
This stately dresser was begging to make a statement, but an unfortunate hue was forcing it to fade into the background.
The makeover: Metallic gold trim highlights this piece's ladylike curves and elegant detailing, while a coating of masculine navy lacquer (Marine Blue; benjaminmoore.com) keeps the look from veering too matronly.