Coffee table. Punch up your living room with a high-gloss painted coffee table. Really make it stand out by choosing a contrasting color for your wall. Your guests may actually feel guilty sticking their feet on something this lovely.
Console. Consoles are often found in hallways, and hallways are a great spot to have a little fun with decor. A console in glossy paint will add a little eye-catching pizzazz for those walking through.
Lamp. Lamps are not just for light; they’re also an opportunity to play up your overall scheme. Have an old lamp that you feel is lacking in style? Give it a quick coat of high-gloss paint for a piece that will stand on its own.
Hutch. I love the bold use of glossy fire-engine red on this hutch. It’s a great complement to shelves of colorful books.
Side table. If you’ve got a fairly monochromatic color scheme going in your seating area, add a some texture by transforming the side table with high-gloss paint. The mix of this sophisticated piece with bamboo furniture is very modern-retro.
Dining table. If you want to get the kids to the dinner table, make it enticing! A dining table painted in high-gloss may not get them to eat their vegetables, but at least it will be a treat for the eyes.
Mantle. Up the ante of your fireplace with a sophisticated, shiny mantle. This is particularly chic in this rustic living room, and the interaction between the contrasting red of the sofa and green of the mantle ignites the individual colors.
Knickknacks. Have a few cool pieces you’ve picked up at flea markets that you’ve been meaning to touch up? Give them the ultimate makeover with high-gloss paint. Choose an unexpected shade, and you’ll have instant conversation pieces.
Bathroom mirror. Change the look and feel of your bathroom with a coat of high-gloss paint on the frame of your mirror. Guests will be too busy admiring your paint job to worry about their lipstick.
Kitchen cabinets. Tired of your cabinetry? Slap on some shine! The cost will be much friendlier to your pocketbook, and the new look will be transformative.
Accent chair. Emphasize the “accent” in your accent chair by choosing a high-gloss paint. Choose a bright color so it really pops.
Bathroom vanity. You don’t need a super fancy vanity if you have a can of high-gloss paint nearby. The paint itself will make it both fancy and timeless.
Walls. Turn up your room’s style with high-gloss painted walls. The best part: High-gloss paint reflects light instead of absorbing it, so your room will feel both chic and bright.
Ceiling. Add an element of shine to the ceiling as well. Don’t feel like you always have to go with a vibrant color; high-gloss white is just as sophisticated.