Painted furniture, people love it or hate and I'm in the middle. I collect and restore antiques and I also find pieces to paint. I think some furniture is meant for paint! I have no idea why both can't be appreciated and the strangest thing to me is, people who hate painted furniture, really hate it!
If you hate painted furniture, this post is not for you!
We actually got the sideboard for free when we went to pickup a hutch. We found the hutch on an auction site and when we arrived to get it, we were asked:
"Do you want that too?"
Psst....of course we do!
We didn't plan on painting it at first, and went back and forth on the idea for years. The paint selection in our area of Japan isn't that big, so none of the colors available really talked us. Chalk paint is rare over here too, but luckily Annie Sloan products are popping up in boutique shops. My wife, Mariko, was checking out new colors one day and discovered Barcelona Orange and Aubusson Blue.