Just Paint it White

Just paint it white or some other light color!  You can’t go wrong.

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Fashion colors like this blue piece, this green one, that red piece, how about orange and so forth are awesome.

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But painting something in a light color and distressing it, is something I love to do!

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Sometimes I leave a little brown.  It’s not always something that I plan ahead.  When I started painting this bookcase, I was just going to paint it all.  I started with the sides and I loved the contrast of the dark stained wood.  So it was decided, a two tone was born.

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As I am sure you’ve guessed, all of these pieces were formally brown.

You have to admit, a little lighter and refreshed, is a good thing 😉





  1. 1
    cassie says:

    it’s amazing what white paint can do! i love those chairs!

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    I agree! Even though I love color, white is my “go to” – fresh and warm when distressed.
    Your furniture pieces are beautiful,

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    Love them all!

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    Bliss says:

    I love every single one of them.

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    Oh my goodness all I could think while reading this was “yes!” I love white furniture, and the best thing I ever did was paint an old wall unit white to make it into a hutch. Made all the difference!

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    Catherine Edmonds says:

    Debbie, I love your blog! I have several pieces of furniture that I’m planning to paint white, so this post caught my attention! Can you give some tips on painting and then distressing? I’ve never done it and I’m not sure what products to use. Would love any ideas you can share. Thanks!

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      Debbie says:

      Hi Catherine,
      I use Maison Blanche vintage furniture paint. I just clean the piece really well, paint 2 coats and use a wet cloth to distress. When painting a piece white, I use clear wax.

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