Transforming furniture with paint, glaze and distressing is an art and a skill with great rewards.
With a paint color you select and apply, the piece begins to take on a fresh new look.
Glaze, either black or brown, takes that color to another level with how it accents the molding and detail of the piece.
Distressing then pops out both primer and original wood tones. This added contrast adds great dimension and draws attention to the distinct features of the piece.
This chunky old end table was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.
Distressing revealed both the white primer and original wood tones. Both added extra pop and contrast to the new finish.
The brass knobs were traded out for old white marble and brass knobs, which tied in great with the new look.
For more inspiration, visit our End Tables – Before & After collection.
This big old vintage headboard was way beyond it’s life expectancy. As ugly as could be, I decided to get creative and repurpose this unsightly piece!
I trimmed the headboard down, and repurposed the inner panels into coat racks and photo displays.
Paint, glaze and distressing helped bring these pieces back to life. Refinished in Barn Red and Sea Blue, they popped with color.
Black Glaze accented the detail, and light distressing popped out the original wood tones.
Spray painted bull dog clips and hooks from Hobby Lobby were added to create the photo displays and coat racks.
For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection!
Weary old furniture that’s seen its better day has a fantastic future when transformed with paint, glaze and distressing.
Whether painted in a color with a vibrant pop or a neutral tone, a piece will come to life in a whole new way.
When that new color is accented by Ralph Lauren faux technique glaze, the character and detail of the piece take on a life of their own.
With distressing, the original wood tones and definition and contrast to the new colors.
The refinished look of paint, glaze and distressing is an art you can learn to transform your own furniture.
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This dated coffee table was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.
Refinished in Barn Red, it took on a whole new look! Black Glaze accented the detail and provided a weathered look.
Light distressing provided even more pop, and the original iron work was reused on the doors to provide a great throw back to the original design.
For more inspiration, visit our Living & Dining Room – Before & After collection.
Barn Red has a way of bringing weary old furniture back to life when used with paint, glaze and distressing.
As seen with this dresser, the bright pop of Barn Red, combined with the accenting effect of Black Glaze, is a sure fire one-two punch.
Distressing down the original wood tones adds even more definition to the new look.
The original hardware, previously brass colored and dated, provided the finishing touch when spray painted black.