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Easy diy: personalise with paint

09 October 2016

Customise new furniture or give a vintage find a fresh look with painted updates. Interiors blogger Annemarie loves getting creative with a paintbrush. Her latest project was giving a wooden chest of drawers a quick colour-block makeover. ‘I chose three colours that came to my mind that day and used an extra-matt paint that I love,’ she says. ‘In less than an hour I created something unique.’

Give your furniture a makeover with paint
Annemarie contrasts pastel shades with bright colours

Have fun with colour

‘When it comes to deciding what colour to paint something, I like to experiment,’ says Annemarie. ‘This cabinet was originally white. I painted it a mint-green colour four years ago – that was when my love for pastel shades began. I’ve had the IKEA children’s chair for a few years but decided to paint it a brighter colour. I love the new yellow look – it’s a happy shade for the dining area and lifts the less vibrant pieces of furniture in the room.’

A portrait of Annemarie

‘Painting furniture and accessories is one of the easiest ways to bring colour into your home. I love combining pastel shades with brights’

Annemarie, interiors blogger, the Netherlands

Made by

Photography: Martin Löf
Styling: Abigail Edwards

Follow Annemarie at thuisinstyling.nl