If you’ve been following us, you know we are not only passionate about painting furniture and beautifying our own home but also our second happiest place on earth – the family cottage! We’ve put together 10 amazing cottage furniture makeover ideas to inspire you to up your furniture game at the cottage this summer. Even if you don’t have a cottage, these painted furniture pieces are so beautiful you’ll want them in your own home to enjoy every day of the year.
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1 – French blue dresser
If you’ve spent any time at all on Pinterest looking at painted furniture, you’ve surely come across this gorgeous blue painted dresser from Lauren at Bless’er House. This beauty was painted using Fusion Mineral Paint’s Champness and Homestead House’s wax in Espresso. The top was sanded down and stained with Minwax in Weathered Oak. The aged blue with weathered wood top are the perfect look for the cottage!
2 – Chippy mustard wash stand
Milk paint is a good choice for creating an aged, chippy for cottage furniture. Melanie from Lost & Found used Miss Mustard’s Seed’s milk paint in Mustard Seed Yellow to create this beautifully aged wash stand. We think a piece like this would be perfect for storing all those puzzles and games at the cottage!
3 – Country buffet & hutch
The best part of cottaging is spending time with lots of family and friends. To accommodate the crowds, every cottage needs storage for dishes and kitchen accessories. The perfect way to add country charm to a buffet it to paint it and replace the glass with chicken wire. Check out this lovely buffet hutch makeover from Mimi at Mimiberry Creations.
4 – Matching twin beds
Flexible guest bedrooms is another must at the cottage. Painting a set of twin beds to match is the perfect way to add some character and charm and meet the needs of your guests. These green beauties were painted by Flea Market Trixie.
5 – Blanket box
Extra blankets for those chilly nights are another cottage must have. This classic cedar lined Lane chest was given a cottage makeover by Larissa from Prodigal Pieces.
6 – Distressed coffee table
Adding stained and distressed wood to the top of a coffee table is a great way to add some cottage charm. Kristy from Star Fish Cottage Blog has a great tutorial here (you can see how we gave a similar update to a 70s coffee table here).
7 – Rope seating
A really cool idea for extra seating is to upcycle tires with rope! You can find the instructions on the Style Me Pretty – Living blog.
8 – natural wood furniture
Natural wood is always gorgeous and perfect for the cottage. You can strip an old piece down to it’s raw wood to complement the great outdoors. Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle shows you how with this cute little table/desk.
9 – Weathered wood dresser
If you have a piece that’s not real wood you can still get the weathered wood look like Denise from Salvaged Inspirations did with this dresser. This look is perfect for the cottage!
10 – children’s dresser
A children’s bunk room at the cottage is a great opportunity for some fun themed furniture. We recently refinished this dresser to complement to nautical theme in the kids’ room at our lakeside cottage which you can read about here.
These makeovers are the perfect blend of rustic and renewed, perfectly suited to any cottage space. We hope you enjoyed these fabulous cottage furniture makeovers as much as we did!