Alas, I have no space for any new furniture. No space at all. (Boo hoo hoo. Wah wah wah.) So, I thought I'd share the love by inspiring you to do some furniture painting of your own.
Not sure you can picture it? Consider blogger and furniture painter extraordinaire Jelena Pticek of Poppy Seed Living, who made the beautiful green dresser shown above (and the yellow one shown below). She has a lovely Etsy store filled with her refurbished, painted furniture finds. Her work is definitely inspiring.
But she's an expert. What I'm recommending is a DIY. With no practice, you'll have to be careful. Remove all the hardware first and don't be afraid to take your time. Sand if you need to. Remember to start with a very clean, dry piece. Use primer if you have to. And use a brush that won't streak or try spray paint in a well-ventilated (and protected/sheeted) area.
The results, in my opinion, will be worth it.
I just found this china cabinet for sale on Craigslist Toronto for only $25. (If you want to see if it's still available, click here for the post.) It's another piece that is perfectly suited to painting. $25, dudes! How can you go wrong?
A little advice if you try to do a cabinet like this one: paper or paint the insides a contrasting colour or in a striking pattern. It will make a huge difference in making your finished piece look (as they say) on trend. (But FYI: I sort of hate the phrase "on trend.")