Although it sounds complicated, up-cycling doesn’t have to be. You can give an old piece of furniture new life simply with a coat of paint.
How can you tell if a piece will look great painted? I try to find pieces that are interesting to start with. Pieces that have ornate details and trim. But simple pieces that need some life can really turn out well, also. It’s amazing how new paint on an old piece of furniture can bring it back to life!
While out junking at a friends barn full off items for sale, I came across this old dresser. I knew I found just the piece to paint. I debated on adding new knobs but I ended up using the original handles to keep the original look. Here is the before and the after.