Are you looking for unique and colorful showpieces to brighten up your home? Hand painted Mexican furniture is an affordable way to instantly create a rich, multi-colored focus to any room. Read our guide for more facts & information…
As with anything prepared by hand, hand painted furniture has a uniquely beautiful aesthetic that adds a touch of stylish personality to any home. Hand painted Mexican furniture is often in keeping with the rustic look of the style, with a slightly distressed, transparent paint style which still allows the natural textures of the wood to shine through.
If you can think of a furniture type, you will more than likely to be able to find one that is in the hand painted Mexican style. Since every piece has that unique hand made individuality, there is no end to the variety of furniture available for any room in the home. Often, if you are able to go in store, you may be able to order to personal specifications, giving that extra bit of exclusive distinctness that comes from having it tailor-made.
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Hand painted Mexican furniture is made of a mix of new and reclaimed wood, which has been restyled to create original and unique pieces. This gives each piece its own individual look, with minor imperfections that add to the bounty of rustic charm. Often, they will feature a light, shabby-chic sheen of red, green and yellow paint as a bold reminder of its Mexican roots, making for beautifully subdued colored panels and surfaces. Occasionally, stronger colors are used. Some will also go the extra mile and have exquisite motifs such as religious themes, and depictions of traditional Mexican life, as well as carved patterns that become a design focal point on the furniture. Similar to the natural pine look, hand painted pieces also feature wrought iron-look fittings such as drawer handles and hinges, which go perfectly with the rustic wood. From time to time, this style of furniture will also include mosaic accents, which also make a stark contrast against the deep tone of the distressed wood.
Because of the hand made nature of the furniture, there will often be slight differences in color or size between furnishings, which may not suit symmetrical layouts such as bedside tables. Hand painted furniture is also more expensive than the pine range, and generally does not come flat packed, which means shipping costs are much dearer if you are ordering online. Reclaimed wood also tends to be heavier than pine, so keep this in consideration when factoring in shipping or general transport costs.
Be wary of placing the hand painted furniture in any place where it could come in contact with extreme temperature changes or weather. The wood is prone to cracking and warping in these conditions, and will weather very easily if exposed to sun and rain.