How Glaze Transforms Ornate Furniture

How Glaze Transforms Ornate Furniture ~ From Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogOf all the products I use to transform weary, dated furniture, glaze stands out for the transformation it provides.

Applied on top of a chosen color of paint, it takes the new look to a whole new level. Without glaze, painted furniture lacks the distinction this translucent paint-like product provides.

Glaze accents molding and ornate areas, and also draws out the wear and tear on a piece that bears the marks of holding up under years of use.

The entire process of painting, glazing, and distressing vintage furniture opens the door for unslightly pieces to find a whole new place in your home.

Glazing furniture is an art that we’ve captured in our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture. Along with providing information about every product needed to paint, glaze, and distress, we also provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for making your project a success, with particular detail provided on the glazing process.

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Chunky Barn Red End Table – Before & After

Chunky Barn Red End Table - Before & After from Facelift Furniture

This chunky old end table was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Barn Red, the end table took on a new life! Black glaze accents the detail and molding, accenting the design of the piece.

Distressing revealed both the original wood tones and white primer that provided an extra pop.

Small white marble and brass pulls were added the drawers to top off the new look. 

The transformation is this old end table is one of my favorites, and I decided it was a keeper! Since childhood, I’ve loved the color red. It’s also the color of my favorite football team! Go Big Red!!

For more inspiration, visit our Red Refinished Furniture collection. 

 

Nightstand in Distressed Barn Red – Before & After

Nightstand in Distressed Barn Red - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis oak nightstand that had seen it’s better day was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Barn Red, Black glaze was used to provide an antiqued look on the new color. 

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones, and new pulls were added to the updated look.

For more inspiration, visit our Nightstands – Before & After collection.

Singer Sewing Cabinet in Distressed Barn Red – Before & After

The sewing table for this antique singer sewing machine was given a whole new look with paint, glaze and distressing

The sewing table was refinished in Barn Red, with Black glaze used to accent the detail and provide an antiqued look.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones.

For more inspiration, see how these sewing tables were refinished with paint, glaze and distressing

Dresser in Distressed Barn Red – Before & After

This oak dresser was given a whole new look with paint, glaze and distressing

The dresser was painted Barn Red, with Black glaze accenting the molding.

Light distressing revealed original wood tones.

Knew knobs and pulls were placed on the upper and lower drawers. 

For more inspiration, visit our Dressers – Before & After collection.

Chunky End Table Transformed in Barn Red & Black Glaze

Chunky End Table Transformed in Barn Red & Black GlazeThis chunky end table was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Barn Red, this end table took on a new life! Black glaze accents the detail and molding, accenting the design of the piece.

Distressing revealed both the original wood tones and the while primer that provided an extra pop.

Small white marble and brass pulls were added the drawers to tie into the new look. 

For more inspiration, visit our Red Refinished Furniture collection. 

Dresser in Barn Red & Dark Brown – Before & After

Dresser in Barn Red & Dark Brown - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis small dresser was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Dark Brown and Barn Red, it took on a whole new look!

Black Glaze accented the molding, while distressing revealed both the white primer and original wood tones.

Vintage pulls were spray painted dark bronze, tying in with the new look!

For more inspiration, visit our Dressers – Before & After collection.