ISSUE 9  |  High/Low Design

5 Quick Fixes: White Paint Solutions

March 02, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Elevate humble household objects and vintage furniture with a quick coat of white matte paint; here are five ideas.

Above: A collection of wine bottles spray-painted matte white creates a decorative accent at the Anthem Cafe in Tokyo.

Above: Spotted on a recent trip to ABC Carpet, the Messerblock knife block by German designer Ermert Schaefer of ES. A future DIY project?

Above: We've admired tree-stump stools with painted tops before (see DIY: Garden Stools); we also like these side tables made from felled logs, with exteriors painted glossy white. Designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf came up with the idea for a project in Provence.

Above: A collection of vintage frames painted white creates an art installation; image via Yatzer.

Above: Look closely: the chairs at Laurier in Paris feature strategically painted white detailing.