The trusty old friend that can update almost anything on virtually any budget, paint has always been there to help make things look a little better. Whether you’re finessing outdated furniture, giving greater impact to a front door, refinishing time-worn hardwood floors or attempting any of the many other makeovers paint can achieve, we’ve gone to the experts to get the techniques to do it right.
A detail that can look a little dated, wood panelling can easily go from dark and retro to bright and chic with a coat of your favourite colour. Who: Sharon Grech, designer and Benjamin Moore spokesperson, Benjamin Moore. What to use: A bonding primer and a high-quality Benjamin Moore paint…
Neutral palettesare trending this year, and texture is becoming all the more important. Brick provides visual interest in its rough surface, but if you dislike its bold, burnt colour, paint the brick to match your palette and let its texture make the statement.
Vintage metal furniture
The shabby-chic vintage look is still hot, and so too is the push toward upcycling old furniture and flea-market findsto stay on trend. All it takes is a simple can of spray paint to take a piece from unappealing to statement-making.