Paint, Glaze & Distressed Your Weary Old Furniture!

Paint, glaze and distress your weary old furniture - DIY how-to help from Facelift Furniture!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.

Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture provides the product list, the steps and illustrated explanations to set you up for success.

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Coffee Table in Barn Red & Black Glaze – Before & After

Coffee Table in distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift FurntiureThis 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. 

Dresser in Distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze

Dresser in Distressed Barn Red adn Black Glaze - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureBarn 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. 

Ornate Dresser in Distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze

Ornate Dresser in Distressed Barn Red & Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureWith old furniture that’s seen it’s better day, a great paint color can give it a whole new life. And with the combined look of paint, glaze and distressing, the piece takes on one-of-a-kind character.

This dresser is a great example. It was refinished in Barn Red, with Black Glaze accenting the wood grain and great detail. 

Distressing revealed original wood tones, as well as white primer intentionally used to provide greater contrast. New pulls were used to top off the new look. 

For more inspiration, visit our Red Refinished Furniture collection. 

 

Antique Chest in Distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze

Antique Chest in Distressed Barn Red with Black GlazeOf all my favorite colors for refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing, Barn Red stands out on top.

Even since being a kid, red has been my favorite color. And I love what it does to furniture!

This beat up old antique chest of drawers was refinished in Barn Red, with Black Glaze accenting the detail. Light distressing revealed the original wood tones. 

Chest in Distressed Barn Red & Black Glaze – Before & After

From blah to a big splash of color! This chest was given a new life in Barn Red and Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis chest with four drawers was in great need of a makeover. Spray painted white, it was drab and not looking so great. A top notch candidate for paint, glaze and distressing!

The chest was refinished in Barn Red, with Black Glaze accenting the detail and wood grain. With this new look, the piece took on a new life!

Distressing revealed both white and the original wood tones, adding an extra pop of character. Four vintage pulls were spray painted black and used to tie off the new look.

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

Furniture Painted & Repurposed Into Coat Racks

Head and foot boards repurposed with hooks into coat racks - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureDated furniture pieces don’t have to be destined for the dump. And old beds that don’t fit newer mattresses don’t have to say farewell to their better days!

With repurposing in mind, dated head and foot boards can be transformed into coat racks. With hooks from Hobby Lobby, and a favorite color, paint, glaze and distressing gave these pieces a whole new look.

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection!