Turn average furniture into stunning statement pieces

There are so many ways to use paint, fabric or wallpaper to turn average furniture into statement pieces with WOW factor!


While we have access to a reasonably wide range of decor accessories and furniture, we are limited to what is available and what is available isn't always what we want for our homes.


Whether it's a matter of colour choices or finishes, you don't have to be limited by what's available when you can so easily use paint, wallpaper, fabric, moulding or other design tricks to give old furniture a new look, or ready-made furniture a completely new style.



Paint is most definitely one of the easiest ways to give old or new furniture a finish that complements your decorating style. With so many different types of paint to choose from you can use chalk or matt paint for a cottage, country or Shabby Chic, paint on some Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint for fun, or use a Bosch PFS spray system and Prominent Paints Select Sheen for furniture that has a professional finish and is easy to clean.

Pop into your local Prominent Paints store and select colour swatches to take home with you to make the best colour choices. You can have matt or sheen painted in an almost unlimited colour options, allowing you to select the perfect colour for painting furniture and accessories.

Bring together mismatched accessories with paint. Even small details, like adding a band of paint at the top (or bottom) of the table legs, or painting the table top, allows you to tie together the look of odd pieces of furniture.



Paint dipped might not be as popular these days but you can still use paint to add a splash of colour to a plain piece of furniture. If you still like the look of paint dipped, simply mask off and paint, or apply paint with a brush and soften the effect rather than have straight lines.

Rust-Oleum spray paints or perfect for furniture on a patio or deck. Rust-Oleum paints are solvent-based and provide a protective layer when furniture is properly prepared and applied in accordance with the instructions. More than that, a single can of Rust-Oleum spray paint goes a long way, so you will actually save money by using spray paint. Find the full range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders.




Another easy and affordable way to give furniture, new or old, a makeover is to use Contact self-adhesive vinyl. You can limited varieties of Contact adhesive at your local Builders, or get in touch with the supplier direct at www.gordons.co.za to find your nearest stockist.



Take a stroll down the aisles of your local Builders to browse through the various materials you have at your fingertips to transform furniture. From handles and knobs to moulding and trim, there are so many options available to you to turn average furniture into something more suited for your home. 


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