Why Buy Hand Painted Furniture?

What is "hand painted" furniture?

It's turning an ordinary dresser, table, hutch, or other piece of nondescript furniture into an exclamation point!

But really, why should you buy hand painted furniture?

Here are a few reasons to explain why this wonderful decorating trend that is covering the world:


"They just don't make furniture like they used to." As furniture painters we hear this as the number one reason for buying a quality hand painted piece of vintage furniture. It seems the furniture makers of the past took pride in the quality of their workmanship and the materials that were used. Each piece was made with care and built to last.


"I want a piece that doesn't look like what everyone else has." Having something different and unique that reflects personal style is important. Many want to bring out a specific color to a room with a statement piece. Adding that pop of color can change the whole look of a room without breaking the budget. Having a vintage piece with unique character and style not found in pieces offered by big-box stores is a bonus. Many pieces have beautiful details that are often brought out with different colors and painting techniques and will create that show-stopping piece no one else has.

Preserve an Heirloom

"This belonged to my grandmother, but it doesn't match my decor." So many have that treasured piece that needs to be updated and loved by generations to come. Painting truly can be the answer to having those sentimental pieces fit into the style of your home and preserve the history that goes with it.


"This gorgeous piece is better than I can buy from a store and it was much cheaper!" Who doesn't like to save money, especially when you get quality and something unique? Believe it or not, typically a piece of hand painted furniture is a great way to go for a budget conscience decorator.

Environmental Concern

"I saved it from the landfill!" Many furniture painting artists take pride in the fact they were able to give new life to an old, unloved piece of furniture destined for the landfill. They feel good knowing they are keeping craftsmanship alive while reducing the carbon footprint.

Is this just a fad or a lasting tradition? Is it whimsical or common sense? Who knows? But, we do know that when you purchase a hand painted piece you have something special!

Thank you to the members of Furniture Painting Business Tips for contributing to this post.

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