This past weekend I spent 4 days at the Ottawa Home and Remodeling show. It was a very long 4 days but we had such a great time! I am incredibly thankful to have spent it with some wonderful painter friends… they definitely made the 4 days so. much. fun!
As I watched people mull about and look at various pieces of furniture, I realized that many did not know what to look for when purchasing a quality piece of painted furniture. Refreshed furniture can be so beautiful and unique. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and painted with vision and creativity. It can be difficult to know what is quality… and what is not though.
Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect piece when you are in the market for some new furniture…
Finishes – What type of finish is on the piece?
What was used to finish the top?
What was the finishing process?
Asking these things are very important because they will give you an idea of how long the finish will last and if there is any upkeep needed to maintain it
Take a peak at:
The back – when you find that the back of a piece is sloppy and unfinished can often mean that job was rushed and done carelessly. Paint the small things that no one usually sees really catapults a piece from just looking nice to being exceptional
Keep these tips in mind the next time you are buying painted furniture. If you pay attention to the details of a piece and how they were finished, you will end up with a quality piece that should last you for years to come. And, in the end, you have to love the piece of furniture you choose. If a piece speaks to you… get it!
You don’t want to regret missing out on that perfect piece.A big thanks to AKB Creations, Paint-Er Up and Karla’s Creations for letting me photograph their gorgeous pieces. (ps – the “take a peak” picture is not theirs!)