The Bright Painted Furniture Movement {Inspiration}

blue chair

I’ve shared a few posts lately about brightly painted furniture, like the trash-to-treasure nightstands and little lime table.  Bright, vibrant colors have it going on right now, from jewelry, to clothes, to furniture… Adding one simple piece of brightly painted furniture to a room can bring it from simple & understated to frisky & fun instantly.  And the best part about this trend?  It’s the PERFECT opportunity to transform and revive any old piece of furniture, so you’ll save $$ too!  Normally, when I paint furniture I like to look for pieces with great detail and character, but the process is a bit different for me when I’m painting something a vibrant color. Since bright colors have a voice all on their own, it’s okay to use more old & boring simple pieces of furniture.  So dust off that old, forgotten about table in the attic and give it a fresh coat of FUN!

The Bright Painted Furniture Movement {Inspiration}


Turqouise floral print side chair (Style Key West)


Little Yellow Side Table (Style Key West)


Yellow painted Victorian table (TatorTotsJello)

spray painted yellow table after

Lime green side table with seagrass inlay (BelleMaison)


Coral Painted Island (NineMSN)

Orange Cane Arm Chair (Houzz)

Blue Dining Table (tumblr)

Traditional Periwinkle Table (centsational girl)

Coral Painted Mirror (lilhoot)

Aqua Dresser (Natty by Design)

Lime Kitchen Island (we heart it)

Coral Entry Table (the sweet beast)

Baby’s Yellow Dresser (houzz)

Red Retro Desk (pink wall paper)

Go paint something!


29 responses to “The Bright Painted Furniture Movement {Inspiration}

    1. Wow! That’s a beautiful piece, amazing job! There’s just something so fabulous and refreshing about bright pieces =)

  1. I absolutely love to repurpose furniture.Often I am stumped as to which paint choices to use.I have found this site extremely inspirational.So many pretty ideas.You are very talented.Keep up the great work.I will be following this site for future reference.

  2. I’m slowly embracing the bright furniture trend! I recently painted a thrift store find chair blue (Behr’s Blueberry Twist) and I just love it. You can see it here:

    1. Sarah,

      That’s great! It’s fun to step outside the box sometimes =)

      I’d love to see your piece when you’re finished, please feel free to share your before & after in the Your Picks section!

    2. Sarah, the chair looks great, love the color!

      Props to you for stepping outside your comfort zone, it certainly paid off!

  3. Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

    1. Thank you for the heads up. Which images are you referring to? Everything seems to be appearing fine for me.



  4. I’m currently working on a roll-top desk and a Dixie Bow Front Dresser! The dresser will be bright pink/fushiaish in color, not sure on the roll-top desk. Thinking maybe red! Love the pictures!

  5. This is the site that has really inspired me to use colors far brighter then I would normally use….I was so inspired from this site and I am now a Bright COlor Paining FOOL….I cant stop

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  7. Love your ideas! Are you just sanding the old pieces you find and then priming and painting? So inspired!

  8. I don’t know if it’s just me or if everyone else encountering
    problems with your website. It seems like some of the written text in your content are running off the screen.
    Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to
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  10. What are the steps that you take in priming a piece of furniture before you paint it. Then what kind of paint do you use?


    1. I want to paint a teacart we use in our kitchen. It is maple now but our kitchen is bright yellow and our table has a natural top and hunter green legs. What is your suggestion and how do I try this experiment.

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