In preparation for workshops & the possibility of opening a new studio, we’ve been painting fools around here.  I’ve shown you a couple of makeovers, but have GOT to make myself shoot the others for you!

In the meantime, I wanted to share some furniture trends that are making my heart go pitter-pat.

Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

Looking at furniture is like gazing at art to me, and these trends make me smile!  Plus, I love that these looks are timeless & classic, too.

Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

1. Two Toned 

I, myself, love natural wood as well as a painted finish, so I happily welcome these two-toned beauties.  Beth’s makeover is one of my favorites–just look at that wood grain and those beautiful pulls!  This look would be great for a first-time painter to try–little bit of paint, little bit o’ wood.

Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

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2.  Reclaimed Wood  

What can I say?  We love reclaimed wood around here.  Between our table and adding planks to our walls, we welcome this time-worn look.  Pieces of pine furniture (that are easily thrifted, btw!) that seem a little outdated can be easily transformed with a stain like Early American or a vinegar-based solution (more on that soon!).

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3.  Oversized Wooden Knobs

Love this one.  Love it.  Large knobs make such a statement, and I feel like every piece like this deserves its own spot in the pages of Country Living.

Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

can’t find the source for this one–let me know if you can!

Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

4.  Color done right!

I love painted furniture, but there’s a way to inject color into our homes.  The finish has a lot to do with which pieces look plastic, and which pieces look like designer goods, like Myra’s cute yellow number.  I love that folks are picking up paint brushes and adding color the old fashioned way–I think it shows in their work!

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5.  Chalkboard Drawers

 What a fun trend!  I have a couple of pieces that I can’t wait to try this on.  It’s such a fun idea for kid spaces, but I love this chest in a dining room.  The possibilities for organization are endless!

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Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

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Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

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6.  Card Catalogs & other Mercantile Fabulousness

Well, what can I say?  Card catalogs, printer cabinets, map chests, hardware cabinets…they all send me into a state of sheer delight & panic.  Delight for my love for them, and panic because I can’t ever seem to find them for the right price.  But I know they’re out there–and I will keep searching!

The history is rich & I love using them in unexpected places like Roeshel did in her kitchen.

Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

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Furniture Trends | perfectly imperfect | painted furniture

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7.  Ikea Hacks

Who doesn’t love a good hack?  It’s hard to beat Ikea’s prices & I love that quick, small touches completely change each piece.

Well, those makeovers are on my radar–how about you?  Which trends are you drooling over these days?

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