Blue is one of my favorite colors, so it’s no surprise that I’ve used it for a lot of blue painted furniture makeovers over the years. Many people also consider blue to be neutral and it works well with most other colors and with almost any design style.
Today for Furniture Fixer Uppers day, I’m sharing a blue project tutorial from the past along with lots of other blue painted furniture ideas. You can also find my blogging friends’ FFU projects at the end of this post (don’t miss them!). You’ll see many fantastic makeovers below to inspire you.
Here’s a small dresser I rescued from the curb:
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I updated this piece using all Minwax products and helped reveal the Minwax 2021 Color of the Year along with some amazing bloggers. You can read the entire tutorial here. Here’s a brief recap below.
I sanded the piece and applied several coats of Vintage Blue color stain to the drawer fronts. Using this type of color stain is actually very much like using paint. Then I lightly sanded and distressed it.
I applied Barnwood Brown stain to the top and sides of the dresser and protected it all with Minwax topcoat. Then I decoupaged map paper inside the drawers and got new copper cup pulls which I dirtied-up to make them look more aged.
And here is this stylish Vintage Blue curbside dresser now… I love it!
And the insides of the drawers are just gorgeous now. Learn all my tips for how to decoupage furniture here.
I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past – and there are many more amazing blue painted furniture ideas below.
Click on any of the links to see more photos and read the full tutorial. Also, feel free to share or pin any projects you like.
Beautiful Blue Painted Furniture Ideas
This project is featured in my book Amazing Furniture Makeovers: Easy DIY Projects to Transform Thrifted Finds into Beautiful Custom Pieces.
How do you feel about blue painted furniture? I’d love to know if any of the above projects has inspired you!
Now it’s time for more Furniture Fixer Upper makeovers from my friends.
Below are their Before photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing Afters and to learn how they did it:
1. Confessions of a Serial DIYer
2. Salvaged Inspirations
3. Petticoat Junktion
Denise - Salvaged Inspirations says
Blue is one of my faves too and I loved seeing all your gorgeous pieces Jen! XOXO
Christy James says
So many great pieces, Jen! Those cup pulls did wonders on the tall one and I LOVE the desk set that was in your booth!! XOXO
Christy James recently posted…Thrift Store Dresser Makeover
Fran Blunt says
Love ALL your blues – my favorite color!
Caye Cooper says
Wow! From an ugly duckling into a lovely swan. It all blends so well!
Carol Ybarra says
Love the blue grain sack chair!!!!