7 Easy Furniture Facelifts
Stenciled inlay effect
New furniture with wood or metallic inlays can be pricey. Create an inexpensive inlay effect on a tabletop or cabinet door front with a stencil and high-gloss or metallic paint.
The bold basket weave on this secondhand table looks sophisticated in basic black and white. Or try sunbursts, repeated triangles, vines, florals or damasks in subdued color combos. Protect with a polyurethane finish or a glass top.
Dining table resources Paint: (Base color) Inkwell, No. 6992 in Gloss; (Stencil color) Snowbound, No. 7004 in Gloss; Sherwin-Williams. Stencil: Camel Bone Weave Small, No. 3000S; Royal Design Studio.