Turquoise French Nightstand – Before & After

Turquoise French Nightstand - Before & AfterClassic French Provincial nightstand painted, glazed, and distressed in Turquoise with Black Glaze accenting detailed areas. Distressing reveals original wood tones. Original pulls are re-used on this piece.

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Peacock Blue Hexagon End Table – Before & After

Peacock Blue Hexagon End Table - Before & After

 

This vintage hexagon end table had seen it’s better day. That is, until it was upstyled! Of all the old pieces of furniture I like to refinish, hexagon end tables stand out on top.

Weary and worn, I have little desire to see these dated pieces in my home. Refinished with paint, glaze, and distressing, they take on a whole new life of character and eye-catching appeal.

This piece is upstyled in in distressed Peacock Blue. Black glaze accents the detailed areas. And old lion’s head pulls replaced the pulls original pulls (since one of them was broken).

This piece is also featured in our Hexagon End Tables Collection, which shows how these pieces have been refinished in all kind of colors!

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Rustic Turquoise Maple Dresser – Before & After

Rustic Turquoise Dresser - Before & After

This maple six drawer dresser had serious issues! Initially, I wondered what I was thinking to have purchased it. It was spray painted purple and veneer was missing on the top corners. I threw out what pulls were left because they were spray painted a tacky looking silver.

After making repairs and sanding, paint, glaze, and distressing did their magic! Turquoise brought the dresser back to life. Black Glaze highlighted the years of wear on the original finish, creating an eye-catching weathered look. New knobs and pulls topped off the rustic feel of this piece.White-SPACE Rustic Turquoise Dresser FLF

 
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End Tables in Distressed Black & Oatmeal – Before & After

Matching end tables in distressed Black & Oatmeal - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureThese matching end tables were given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Black and Oatmeal, Black Glaze was used to antique and accent the sides and legs.

Light distressing revealed the wood tones, while new pulls added to the transformed look of the end tables. 

The painted, glazed and distressed look of these pieces can be be replicated on your furniture!

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Ornate Nightstand in Robin’s Egg Blue & Black

Robin's Egg & Black Nightstand - Before & AfterThis ornate nightstand is painted, glazed and distressed in two colors. Robin’s Egg Blue covers the drawers, sides, and molding, with Black Glaze accenting details areas. The top and bottom are painted Black, with white primer popping through the distressing.

The original pull for the top drawer had been replaced by a knob by the time I purchased it. I replaced it with a vintage pull that fit the style better, and spray painted it and the bottom drawer pull black.

This nightstand was part of a 70’s vintage bedroom set I recently purchased, with a matching ornate dresser and matching mirrors.White-SPACERobin's Egg & Black Nightstand

 

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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