Desk in Distressed Barn Red & Black Glaze

Old desk in distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureBarn Red brings to life old pieces that have seen their better day.

This old desk took on a whole new look when refinished with Barn Red. Black glaze was used to accent the detail and provide an antiqued look.

Light distressing popped out the white primer as well as the original wood tones.

The original pulls were reused to provide a throw back to the original design.

For more inspiration, visit out Red Refinished Furniture collection. 

Cedar Chest in Distressed Barn Red – Before & After

This old maple cedar chest was given a new look with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Barn Red, Black Glaze was used to accent the molding and slats on the doors.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones. 

The original pulls were reused, providing a throw back to the original design.

For more inspiration, visit our Red Refinished Furniture collection. 

Barn Red & Dark Brown Dresser – Before & After

Dresser in Dark Brown and Barn Red - Before and 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!

DIY Furniture Paint, Glaze & Distressing

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.

Refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing is an art that we explain step-by step in our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture. Purchase for only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY!

Chunky End Table in Distressed Barn Red – Before & After

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

Refinished in Barn Red, it was accented with Black Glaze that highlighted the molding, dents and dings.

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. 

Headboard Repurposed Into Photo Displays & Coat Racks – Before & After

Headboard repurposed into Photo Displays and Coat Racks – Before and After from Facelift Furniture

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!