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  • Howdy from the cool confines of my “office” at Starbucks. Since I work out of our garage, and the afternoon Texas heat is unbearable for painting, I pay cheap rent (small coffees!) to office here. I usually make it here after doing a quick circuit of the all the thrift stores I frequent for great pieces. I actually said no to 3 great end tables and nightstands today–not easily done–as all my storage space is packed to the brim! But it’s always fun to look (and maybe I’ll change my mind tomorrow).
    But this past weekend, I couldn’t turn down this beautiful antique bedroom set. I love the architecture of these pieces. I love walking by them in our entry way and admiring their stately form! Someone is going to really (okay, please pardon my maybe dated “guy” talk here) score with these pieces. Individual photos of the pieces are below.
    Can’t you just see how great they’ll look antiqued white and lightly distressed? Of course, there are other color options.
    UPDATE: SOLD – thanks Charlie!
    This beauty would also work great as a small buffet or large entry table
  • White French Provincial Dresser FLFBeautiful, classic nine drawer French provincial dresser painted Antiqued White.  Lightly distressed, with light Tea Stained Glaze, creating an antiqued white look that is stunning.  This large dresser is solid wood through and through, with dovetail joint drawers that are deep and spacious.  Includes original hardware.

    For more examples of how paint, glaze, and distressing can transform old furniture, visit our DIY Inspiration album.

    White French Provincial Dresser
  • Distressed Black Twelve Drawer Maple Dresser.  Facelift Furniture DIY BlogClassic twelve drawer maple dresser made of all wood.  Simple drawer design made for a great light distressed look, with new Thomasville brushed silver hardware included. This is one of the best made dressers I have worked with–dovetail joints, solid wood top to bottom, front to back. This piece will provide many years of use. A great investment.

    White-SPACEBlack 12 Drawer Dresser


    ~ More Inspiration ~


  • Nightstand Red

    I recently completed this dresser and nightstand for Callie & Tony, who are expecting their first.  The dresser will serve as a changing table, and the color they chose is “Posh Red” from Lowe’s.

    Instead of distressing, we simply went with black glaze.  The pieces already had a lot of character, and with new pulls, they took on a great new look.

    In Callie’s own words…

    “We absolutely love that red color and the finished product. We get a lot of compliments on those pieces and know they’ll stay with us for a long time! Couldn’t be happier.”

    I am now a big fan of this deep, vibrant red, and have recently used it on several nightstands and an end table.

    Dresser Red


  • Distressed Sea Blue Dresser with White Glaze & Pulls. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.We’re excited about this new color in our line up!  This six drawer dresser is painted Sea Blue, heavily distressed, and has a white glaze providing a really nice sun soaked look.

    I used a distressing tool to accentuate the simple carved features on this peace, as well as along the top edges of the dresser.  The piece had previously been painted dark blue and then white, so these colors come through as well in the distressing.

    The pulls and knobs spray painted white, with a light ivory metallic to provide a shimmering look.  If desired, the middle drawers can be switched with the top drawers for a different layout of the pulls and knobs on the piece.

    Distressed Sea Blue Dresser with White Glaze & Pulls. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.

  • Okay fans of turquoise in search of a dresser or flat screen TV stand, we’ve ramped up the hardware selection for this piece! I decide it would be fun to get creative with color options, and so we’ve got red–buyer chose this option–or dark bronze that you can choose from–both options pictured below. Heavily distressed with great wood detail coming through on edges of the six drawers (they have dovetail joints too!).

  • Jade Distressed Dresser - Before & After. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.

    This dated and drab dresser took on a whole new life when upstyled in Jade, with Tea-stained Glaze providing an antiqued look.

    The corners and edges were lightly distressed, pulling out the original wood tones. I love how distressing ties in the original look of old furniture!

    A piece like this repurposes great for a flat screen TV in a bedroom or living area, providing ample storage space in either setting.

    Our Dressers album provides even more ideas on how these pieces can be painted, glazed, and distressed, creating a whole new look an a great pop of character in any living space.

    Jade Distressed Dresser ~ Before & After. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog
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