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  • Turquoise French Nightstand - Before & AfterElegant and high quality French Provincial nightstand painted, glazed, and distressed. Painted Turquoise, with Tea stained Glaze. Distressed down to original off white.  All wood, top of the line piece with dovetail drawer joints. 

    The original pulls look great against the Turquoise, and tie in well with the distressing.  

    This nightstand is one of the three pieces featured in the Facelift Furniture logo!

  • I recently looked around our house and was surprised to find over a dozen furniture pieces or sets that we’ve repainted.  I really had no idea that we had done that many!  Before I ever took my hand to painting furniture, my wife Julie was improving the looks of several pieces around our home.  I thought I would share how she improved the looks of our TV armoire. 

  • Pale Blue-Grey Nighstand.  From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.Nightstand in distressed pale blue-grey with tea-stained glaze.  Neutral color creates many options for use, such as an end table (if back is against a wall or window) or in a bedroom.

     

     

    White-SPACEPale Blue-Grey Nighstand.  From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.

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  • Last week, I finished up this custom armoire for friends who wanted extra toy storage for their children. Selecting from a piece we had available for custom painting, the large armoire cabinet was transformed from a light brown oak finish to satin black, both interor and exterior, with light distress marks.

    The larger middle cabinet has a roll out shelf formerly used for a TV. The backing in this area was damaged, so we replaced it with plywood beadboard (see below). This provided as nice interior look, as well as the ability to add a bonus shelf mounted on brackets. The shelf was cut to allow the middle doors to still slide in, and made tall enough to allow for a laptop to set on the rolling shelf if this type of use was ever desired.

    The shelf in the bottom cabinet also rolls out, which was great for accessing basket or containers for play items. And on the inside cabinet doors for both the middle and lower compartments, chalk board paint was applied for added versatility and fun for the children.

    If you are interested in having a piece of furniture custom painted (yours or ours), please contact Jeff at 979-575-7627 or email at faceliftfurniture@gmail.com.

  • Antique White Buffet Dark TopBeautiful antique buffet refinished with distressed Antiqued White with Dark Brown. Has a stunning look, with original hardware matching the darker buffet surface.

    The top surface finish was created with burnt orange paint heavily coated with black glaze. This created an authentic wood-finish feel which is a great compliment to the white painted sides, posts, cabinet doors and drawers. These lower sections were distressed heavily and received a tea-stained glaze finish, providing an aged off white look.

    There is ample storage space in the two drawers and two cabinets. The piece measures 54″ wide, 37″ tall, and 21″ deep. Poly coating will provide great protection for the refinished look.

    White-SPACEAntique White Buffet Dark Top FLF

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  • SOLD: Cute white distressed bookshelf with light glaze. 38″ tall, 37″ wide, and 10″ deep. A great addition to a cozy space.

  • This month, I’m blessed to be moving my furniture painting set up from our garage to a studio.  The past several months, my wife Julie patiently endured our garage being over run with furniture projects.  Soon, the minivan will be back in it’s rightful home, hidden from the hot Texas sun!Almost a year ago, before our daugther arrived, I finally painted our dining table.  It was long overdue, as the top was terribly water stained, and our kids were to a point where a table cloth would have to be replaced daily due to kiddo spills.  So in our garage, I sanded it and applied black rustoleum semi-gloss paint, with a 6 inch cabinet roller.  It turned out great–except the chairs didn’t match.

    Fast forward 10 months, the chairs and table are now quite the combination!

    A while back, I promised Julie we would tackle the chairs this weekend.  So Friday night on our back patio, with Brillo pads in hand, we scoured over each chair, cleaning them down to the original stained wood.  On Saturday afternoon, I painted the chairs, using 4 extra large cans of black semi-gloss Rustoleum professional high performance spray paint.  The photo below chairs the last chair to be painted, contrasting the old with the new.

    After a few hours of drying, I returned to the chairs and used course sand paper to linear distress each chair.  Wow, did they all of a sudden pop out with great character!  I did the same with the table inside too.

    Then last night, while watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Julie and I recovered the seat cushions with zebra print oil cloth.  The material, which Julie ordered online, is a plastic or vinyl type covering that will allow us to wipe off every last mess our 4 kiddos make on their chairs.  That is a huge relief, as our former cushions, recovered by Julie and her mom a year after we were married, became quite the eyesore after many little person spills.  See below for what I’m talking about!  We are so glad guests to our home will no longer sit on those covers.

    Finally, right before midnight, the final product was complete!  We are really excited about our new family dining set.  It’s amazing how the chairs are transformed, and has a great look that is very family friendly.

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