Pating Wooden Furniture Recycling Restoration

Recycle, Revamp, Re-paint or Restore


Painting or Decorating Wooden Home Decor Items or Furniture

Recycled and newly painted furniture is undergoing something of a revival at the moment (as buying brand new furniture isn't always an affordable option). 

Stunning styles and an assortment of colours/designs can be seen in designer shops and boutiques shops throughout the UK.

With less money to spend, households are opting to refurbish, recycle, restore and revamp, tired old furniture.  Some even buy pieces of furniture from junk yards, house clearance sales, charity shops and scrap yards. Older pieces are usually constructed well from solid wood which make them perfect for a restoration project.  Items are patiently modernised and personalised as DIY home decor projects with stunning or fun end results.  

Paint can be applied in various ways to create an assortment of finished results - high gloss, conventional flat, distressed, antiqued, crackled, shabby chic, New England etc.  Some DIYers or crafters even add paper embellishments (decoupage) so no artistic skill is required.

With just a little time and paint, you can turn your old drab furniture into a modern look that will brighten any room

Remember that old furniture and home decor items make a great craft surface. Decorating or re-vamping not only saves money but it is also good for the environment.

New items can be personalised or embellished for a personal touch or to match a home interior colour theme.

Ideas, Inspiration & Support

Click on the links below

Channel 4 step-by-step guide to painting furniture

Amazon Askville – Painting furniture with acrylics

Ehow – How to paint furniture with acrylic

Furniture Restoration – Painted Items

Home Décor Items – Painted & Decoupaged Items


Our products for these projects

Click here to see our stock options of wood shapes

Click here to see our stock options of acrylic paints, varnishes and speciality finishes

Click here to see our stock options of decoupage papers & glues (and decoupage shapes)