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How to Paint Wood Furniture in Girly Girl Styles

Updated on October 14, 2014

Colorful Painted Wood Furniture

Colorful painted wood furniture for the girl's bedroom is a great idea especially, when they help do the painting.
Colorful painted wood furniture for the girl's bedroom is a great idea especially, when they help do the painting. | Source

Girly Girl Styles of Painting Wood Furniture

Sometimes, a girl just wants and needs to feel all girly girl. This is especially true when you are a girl and you want to decorate your house or your bedroom in a more colorful way. Here we will be discussing and showing photos of our own wooden furniture that we are painting.

The painting of wooden furniture at our home is still in progress, so be sure to bookmark the page so you can see even more as the work on our painted wood furniture progresses...

Learn how to Paint

You can learn how to paint if you do not already know how to paint. Reading books and following the directions are a sure winner when you want to create something new and different by upcycling or recycling old wood furniture...

Girly Girls Sparkle

Girly girls sparkle with hardly any effort at all.  (poster and other items available by clicking the source link)
Girly girls sparkle with hardly any effort at all. (poster and other items available by clicking the source link) | Source
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Girly Girl Styles of Painting Wooden Furniture

...the wooden cabinet

We will be painting wooden furniture that has been in the family for many years as well as wooden furniture that we have come across in other ways. Sometimes, people give stuff away rather than sending it to a landfill. These types of wooden furniture freebies is a good way to collect wooden furniture for you to paint...

How to Find Cheap Paint

When you are painting old wood furniture, you should consider checking the mis-tint paint section on the hardware aisle to find cheap paint. There is nothing wrong with it. Someone just thought they wanted that color, and then changed their mind. Buying discounted paint saves you money. You can find lots of different colors of cheap paint to paint wood furniture...

Wooden Heart Bench

Wooden Heart Bench
Wooden Heart Bench | Source

Paint Wood Furniture: Fish Tank Cabinet Recycled into TV Stand

Paint Wood Furniture: Fish Tank Cabinet Recycled into TV Stand
Paint Wood Furniture: Fish Tank Cabinet Recycled into TV Stand | Source

Find Great Deals on Mis-Tint Paint

While checking the mis-tint paint section on the hardware aisle to find cheap paint - be sure to check all the cans of paint that are sitting there since, you may find even more than one can of discount paint that matches. Sometimes, you can find two or maybe three cans of mis-tint paint that are the same color.

Unfinished Wooden Heart Bench

Unfinished Wooden Heart Bench
Unfinished Wooden Heart Bench | Source

Find Cheap Interior and Cheap Exterior Paint

One of the neatest ways to find cheap interior paint is to search through the mis-tint paint section on the hardware aisle to find cheap paint to paint wood furniture. However, sometimes - you can even find cheap exterior paint that you can use to paint wood furniture or anything outdoors that you want to paint. Buying mis-tint paint is one way to save a good bit of money whether you are upcycling old wood furniture or not...

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Recycling Old Wood Furniture

...is better than throwing it in a landfill...

Painting wooden furniture in various colors is just one of the things you can do when you want to save money and recycle the things you have. Saving money and making the most of what we have available to us is just one of the many things we may have to do when we are designing on a budget. Besides, it is a much better idea than just tossing more into a landfill.

Painting Wooden Furniture

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Sometimes, old wood furniture is way too dark, it is hard to see at nighttime while all the lights are off. Painting wooden furniture in light, bright colors makes it so much easier to see at nighttime...

Painting Wood Furniture

...a work in progress...

This is the bottom of the old dark wooden table after the first coat of pink paint...

Painting a Wooden Headboard

Painting a Wooden Headboard
Painting a Wooden Headboard | Source

An Old Wooden Bench to Paint in Girly Girl Styles

An Old Wooden Bench to Paint in Girly Girl Styles
An Old Wooden Bench to Paint in Girly Girl Styles | Source

Painting Wood Furniture: Fish Tank Bottom

Painting Wood Furniture: Fish Tank Bottom
Painting Wood Furniture: Fish Tank Bottom | Source

More Stuff You Might Need

When you are painting you may need some painters tape to keep your colors where you want them to be. Also, having a drop cloth is a good idea. I

f you don't have a drop cloth, you can always place some old newspapers on the floor or platform of which you are painting to prevent spills, splatters and other mishaps.

Recycling Old Wood Furniture by Painting Wood Furniture

Recycling old wood furniture by painting wood furniture is a lot of fun, This is the inside of the old headboard with is now a new bookcase for the girls room.
Recycling old wood furniture by painting wood furniture is a lot of fun, This is the inside of the old headboard with is now a new bookcase for the girls room. | Source

Wood Furniture in Girly Girl Colors

The girls really enjoy painting wood furniture in girly girl colors. It brightened up their room. It makes them smile.
The girls really enjoy painting wood furniture in girly girl colors. It brightened up their room. It makes them smile. | Source

Painting Old Wooden Furniture

...the wooden fish tank cabinet...

This is the old wooden fish tank cabinet we are painting for the girls bedroom with 2 coats of pink paint. But, we are not finished yet, since I painted the table all pink, my daughter will detail it out later in what we are calling at our house, "Girly Girl Camo"

We will have photos for that later...

Painting Wood Furniture: Girly Girl Colors

Girly girl colors on reclaimed wood furniture. We have enjoyed painting our wood furniture. It looks really nice.
Girly girl colors on reclaimed wood furniture. We have enjoyed painting our wood furniture. It looks really nice. | Source

Of course, I think painting old wooden furniture to create something beautiful and useful is much better than tossing it in the landfills!

Of course, I think painting old wooden furniture to create something beautiful and useful is much better than tossing it in the landfills!

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    • Barbara Walton 3 years ago from France

      I love the idea of salvaging old furniture and giving it a new life, and I love these bright colours for kids too.

    • bbathrooms 4 years ago

      I think it's great to paint older furniture as it can turn something that looks like it's on its way out into something that gives a fresh new perspective to the room. I always find a use for something!

    • Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Sure, why not!? I think painting wooden furniture is fine if the wood is damaged or not a valuable piece. I recently painted my old childhood dresser in a shabby chic style.

    • fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      I love to paint old furniture. I always treasure the items I redo.

    • FunkyJewelleryUK 6 years ago

      Heck yes! If you can make something old and unloved into something pretty and unique, then that is definitely a good thing. I think making something your own and putting your own stamp on it is a good idea for anything!

    • Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      Well, I should chime in here first, I think...

      So, yes. I do think that recycling, upcycling or painting old wooden furniture is a good idea. Painting old dark furniture cuts down on stumping toes no matter the age of the toes.

      After a while wood furniture starts to age and not look its best, especially if it is not polished and given the proper care it deserves.

      So, yes. Some time back, someone killed a tree to make this furniture...

      Rather than getting rid or it or looking at it as it is whether dark or light. I decided that these pieces are great candidates for upcycling, recycling by painting wood furniture is the answer for this wood furniture.

      Besides, the girls like it better so far... Having them use some family furniture that has managed to survive as long as some has is really special to me...

      Granny thinks it a nice idea too, especially for the girls bedroom furniture. It is something they can take with them as they grow up and away and still have a piece of home and family with them...

      (we still have letter holder, magazine rack, knick-knack shelf and more to go...)

      Stay tuned for more updates for how to paint wood furniture in girly girl styles as time permits...

    What Do You Think about Painting Wooden Furniture? ...inquiring minds want to know what you think...

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      bbathrooms 4 years ago

      Great tips, I shall keep them in mind if me and the girlfriend happen to have a baby girl :-)

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      Sara Valor 5 years ago from Breezy Hills

      @jennifertaylor91: Hi jennifertaylor91, thanks. Officially, lol that sound good to me. Recycling wood furniture by painting it can be lots of fun and creative too.

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      jennifertaylor91 5 years ago

      Officially your lens is the best for the recycling of bedroom furniture.. I always like to doing something new for living room and inspired to paint of my kids room..Thanks

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      Sara Valor 5 years ago from Breezy Hills

      @josephlion: Hi josephlion, thanks!

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      josephlion 6 years ago

      Good skills a aticle, marked

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      Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      @anonymous: Hi Chasecreative, thanks for visiting my how to paint wood furniture in girly girl styles...

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      Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      @Rita-K: Hi RitaK, thanks for visiting. Yes, you are right, it is amazing what a can of paint can do...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think it is a great idea. Nice lens. Good info.

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      Rita-K 6 years ago

      I love girly girl styles and I love upcycling old furniture. It is amazing what a can of paint and a few crafty ideas can make. Great lens.

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      Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      @rasisonia lm: Hello rasisonia, yes, you are right. Upcycling wood furniture by painting wooden furniture that has seen many years of service or even painting unfinished wood furniture that you are using as is can save money. Thanks for visiting how to paint wood furniture in girly girl styles.

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      rasisonia lm 6 years ago

      nice idea about upcycling or recycling old wooden furniture.. it will save a lot of money rather than buy a new furniture..

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      Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      @Grandma-Marilyn: Why thank you granmamarilyn. I agree, painting old wood furniture to create an appealing piece of furniture that you can keep using is always a good idea, I think...

      We are having such fun painting our old wood furniture!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      I think that upcycling and painting old furniture is great. I hate to see useful items being thrown away because they aren't beautiful anymore.