If you spent a day shopping at thrift stores with me, many times you'd hear me say, "Oh, that'd be SO cute painted!" Paint can transform that outdated brass chandelier into a modern beauty (*see below)!
Nothing is safe from the spray can or the brush. I firmly believe that if an item (piece of furniture, chandelier, lamp, frame, cupboards, whatever) has somewhat good lines, painting it a cheery color or bright white is always a good thing.
That metal, floral wall sconce thing pictured above used to be gray-brown with gold flecks before I coated it with turquoise so it would match our room. There's no guilt in painting a brand-new item if the color is what's going to make it perfect!
So, here are some examples of things I've painted at some point. Some lucky pieces have seen the brush twice! :) And there is a long line of things patiently waiting their turn here, as well.
(And, wow....looking at these pictures I see that I'm definitely still in my turquoise phase! But that's the great thing about paint, it can be changed eventually!)
Yes, I realize that bathroom is not a piece of furniture but I was snapping away and thought I'd share the marigold and tangerine thing I did in there. (Which, sorry, photographed a little muddy.)
And, I know, my candle sconce is candleless...haven't gotten around to that...been too busy painting! :)
p.s. no, it's not just you...the background is gone.
i'm going to be (slowly, slowly) changing things up in this space.