The Fresh Look of Painted Furniture

Yawn…For years, I have looked at my gorgeous but oh-so-traditional mahogany corner cupboard and wished that I could update its look with a painted interior, but I was afraid to do it myself.  As luck would have it, one of my designer clients recently mentioned Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which she enthusiastically endorsed.  Once I found out that you don’t even have to prep the surface before painting, I was in!

Before and After. I adore the new look!
Before and After. I adore the new look!

I’ve been thrilled to see the growing trend in recent years to paint traditional woods like mahogany or cherry, and the look is fabulous and fresh! While working with my clients at Furnitureland South, I constantly see stunning high-quality wood case pieces, some painted all over in a wonderful color, or some with only the interior painted, and I’ve developed some serious “paint” envy.  If I were to order any new wood case piece today you can bet I would add a warm and welcoming color somewhere.A01-CENTU10191HICKO10044CENTU10389A01-CTHSO10202HICKO10324You do not have to go through everything I did to have a beautifully painted piece of furniture (and it will be done professionally from the start)!  There are many fabulous top-quality manufacturers including Vanguard, Hickory White, and Century who now offer exquisite painted finishes in addition to their normal wood stains. Some brands even offer custom one-of-a-kind commissioned artwork.


Think what an amazing change these designs would bring to a room and then call me.  I would LOVE to help you create the perfect piece for your own home!



Chris Fox | Design Consultant
Office: 336.822.3315    Mobile: 336.392.4553

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