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Transform assorted old brown cane furniture into Cape Cod classics using sandy-toned neutrals and restrained blue accents.

Classic Cape Cod furniture

Creating Cape Cod furniture

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Step-by-step instructions


Painting supplies

Painting furniture

Blue furniture

Step 1  Arrange your various pieces of furniture in their correct places around the room before deciding which pieces to paint in neutral tones (most of them) and which to paint in the accent shade (one or two).

Step 2  Paint the furniture all over, turning the items upside-down to get full coverage. allow to dry and repaint.

Tip: When combining different styles of furniture, consider painting one of the largest and most interesting pieces in the suite with an accent colour.


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