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Painted, Glazed & Distressed Furniture

Mirror Ornate Barn RedIn my previous post, I wrote about a nightstand upstyled in Robin’s Egg Blue & Black. That piece was part of a bedroom set I purchased, including an ornate dresser and matching mirrors.

Rarely do I refinish a set like that the same color. Instead, when painting, glazing and distressing, I like to choose unique colors fitting for each piece. With the matching mirrors, I selected Barn Red and Off White.

With the mirrors, I removed the mirror glass from each frames. 1971 was stamped on the back of each, revealing the year they were made. Removing the mirror glass allows refinishing without taping the mirror, and a clean, well defined finish is created that doesn’t bleed onto the mirror surface.

Both frames were spray primed white, and then painted with two coats of latex enamel. The Barn Red frame was glazed Black, while the Off White frame was glazed Tobacco.

Both frame were distressed, with white primer adding a great pop and contrast to the Black Glaze and color of the Barn Red frame. Then the frames received a coat of polyurethane to protect the new finish.

White-SPACEMirror Ornate Off White



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