Maybe one of your new year’s resolutions is that you are going to paint or makeover a piece of furniture.  Well before you grab that brush and start slapping on the paint, take a moment to read some tips from one of Australia’s leading DIY furniture painters, Fiona from the blog Lilyfield Life.

white sideboard by Lilyfield Life

On her blog, Fiona shares many tips and tricks that she has learnt from countless furniture makeovers.  See her guide for how to paint vintage furniture here.

How to Paint Vintage FurnitureHer guide to solving common paint problems such as streaking, buggy paint and drips.

Paint tins Lilyfield Life

and one of her most recent tutorials on Applying and Buffing Furniture Wax

How to antique furntiure with ASCP dark wax Lilyfield life


Why is Fiona considered the Australian Queen of DIY painted furniture?  Well just look at some of the pieces she painted in 2013.

2013 Lilyfield Life overview painted furniture

That’s a lot of cleaning paint brushes.  Check out the Lilyfield Life blog here.