7 Easy Furniture Facelifts
One paint color refreshes any furniture piece, but two colors offer twice the style for little extra cost. We coated a bowfront dresser's frame with a glossy midnight blue finish, and painted the drawers a contrasting semigloss white.
"We have been designing a lot of two-tone pieces of furniture lately," says Matt Harris, an Indianapolis designer. He likes to pair a basic painted frame with exotic wood on the doors or drawer fronts. To achieve that two-tone look, apply our faux wood-grain treatment (next slide) to just the drawers.
Dresser resources Paint: (Frame) Twilight Blue, No. 2067-30 in Gloss; Benjamin Moore. (Drawers) Snowbound, No. 7004 in Semigloss; Sherwin-Williams.