What do you think, is it ok to paint vintage furniture or is it better to restore an old piece to its original condition? Does paint ruin a perfectly good relic of the past, or do you love all the wildly differing designs out there? Below is an old writing bureau I recently refinished in a lovely soft blue, what do you think? With my next mini-blog I'll show you a mid century walnut drinks cabinet that I restored with only minimal paintwork as it was so beautiful. I think if it's a real antique, never paint! You can see this piece and more at vintage furniture / upcycled furniture / by HoneyBadgerFurniture (etsy.com).