This is an excerpt from Martha Stewart Blog in the Home and Garden section. I thought I would share what she wrote about the use of painted furniture in your home. I think painted furniture is a wonderful way to add some spice into a predictable space. Do not take my word listen to the master on the subject. Below is what I copied from her blog Click Here to read the entire article.
As for incorporating painted furniture into a home, not too many rules apply; it could work in any room in the house. You will want to consider the overall color scheme of the space and choose paints that harmonize. One piece can make a bold statement, or you can refinish several — a dining table and chairs or a coffee table and console, for example — to work as a set. Painted wooden furniture can also complement exposed-grain pieces, each highlighting the other. So use your imagination and make some furniture look as if it’s brand-new — or centuries old, as the case may be.