When it comes to painting furniture, blue is a color that can add a touch of elegance to any piece. Whether you’re repainting an old dresser or giving a new piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint, there are a few things to keep in mind when taking on a blue painted furniture makeover.
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Blue is a versatile color that can be used on a variety of pieces of furniture. Whether you’re painting a dresser, a side table, or a chair.
Choosing the Right Shade of Blue
When it comes to painting furniture blue, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First, you’ll want to decide on the overall look you’re going for. Do you want a light and airy feel? Or are you looking for something more bold and dramatic?
Once you’ve decided on the overall look, you can start narrowing down your options for the perfect shade of blue.
If you’re going for a light and airy feel, then pale blues or baby blues are great choices. For something a little more bold, try navy or royal blue.
And if you really want to make a statement, then sky blue or turquoise can be great options.
Blue Painted Furniture Ideas
Here’s some blue painted furniture for inspiration.
Light Blue Painted Furniture
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- Laminate Desk Makeover
- Easy DIY Teal Dresser with Floral Transfer
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- How to Stencil Painted Furniture
- Teal Painted Highboy Dresser
- Teal Chalk Painted Dresser
- How to EASILY Add Legs to Dressers
- Blue Chalk Paint Coffee Table
- Turquoise Painted Furniture
Medium Blue Painted Furniture
- Painting Wood End Tables
- Painting a Dresser
- Repurpose a Desk into Nightstands
- Behr Chalk Painted Dresser Makeover
- DIY Cedar Chest Makeover
- How to Bleach Wood – Cute Blue End Tables
- Chippy Blue Painted Hutch Makeover
- French Provincial Nightstands Makeover
- Chalk Painted Nightstand Makeover
- Painted Display Cabinet
- Painting a Wood Bench
Dark Blue Painted Furniture
- Painting Furniture with Latex Paint
- Painting Furniture Navy Blue
- Vintage Dresser Painted with Teal Furniture Paint
- DIY Blue Painted Nightstands
- Navy Blue DIY Dresser Makeover
- Blue Painted Dresser
- Teal Blue Tall Dresser
- DIY Painted Mid-Century Modern Dresser
- Teal Painted Dresser
- How to Paint Furniture
- Blue Painted French Provincial Dresser
- How to Turn a Dresser to TV Stand
- Navy Dresser with Textured Drawers
- Antiqued Blue Farmhouse Buffet
- The Antique Blue Nightstand Makeover
- Stenciling Furniture
- Antique Desk Makeover
Once you’ve decided on the perfect shade of blue, it’s time to get started on your project!
Tips for Painting Furniture
But painting can be overwhelming. So let’s break it down into some simple steps.
Choose the Best Paint for Your Project
When painting furniture blue (or any color, for that matter), we need to choose the paint we are going to use.
And the best way to choose the best paint for your project is by deciding what kind of finish you want your furniture to have.
- Do you like a satin sheen or a matte sheen?
- Do you want to skip sanding and priming?
- Or do you want a distressed or chippy look?
The easiest way to create these different finishes is by choosing a paint line that creates that for you without making you do extra steps. Learn about the best paint for furniture here.
Prep the Furniture
Then, clean and lightly sand down the piece of furniture before you start painting. This will help create a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to.
If there are any imperfections in the wood, they will show through after painting, so it’s best to fix them now.
Prime the Furniture
You may also want to prime your furniture before painting, especially if you are painting a light color over a dark piece of wood or if you’re painting a glossy surface like laminate.
Learn which primer is the best primer for painting furniture here.
Paint the Furniture
Now it’s time for the fun part. Painting!
Start with a light coat of paint, let it dry, and then paint another light coat on top of it. Be sure to let each coat of paint dry completely before adding another.
Seal the Paint (If Needed)
Once the paint is completely dry, you may want to seal it with a clear coat of water-based polyurethane or furniture wax (depending on the paint you used.)
This will help protect the paint and keep it from chipping or scratching easily. Learn more about the best polyurethane for furniture here.
Enjoy Your New Piece of Furniture!
Now that your furniture is all painted and beautiful, it’s time to enjoy it! Place it in your home and admire your work. For the next 30 days, be extra careful with it as it cures.
Painting furniture blue can add a touch of elegance to any piece. Whether you’re repainting an old dresser or giving a new piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint.
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We hope these tips will help inspire your next project! Check out my list of 10 best painted furniture colors for more makeover ideas.
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