Vintage furniture that’s dated, beyond repair, and discarded may be repurposed and recreated into one-of-a-kind accents that pop with character and live on with charm.
With paint, glaze and distressing, old headboards, often not tall enough for newer beds, may be repurposed in coat or towel racks, chalk boards, and even photo displays.
Broken old chairs may also take on a new life as coat racks. The same may be said with small cabinet doors and drawer fronts from dressers discarded by the roadside.
Even the sides and legs of coffee tables as well as the sides and ends of cribs may repurposed! You can find examples of all of these in our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.
It’s an album with a full does of DIY inspiration and pleasure, full of ideas and our favorite repurposing projects! Dig into the collection HERE!
Chunky pine end tables painted, glazed and distressed in Sea Blue with Black Glaze accenting detailed areas.
Distressing reveals yellow wood tones of original finish.
For more inspiration, visit our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.
Classic 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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Charming old oak chair with great lines and ornate detail. Painted, glazed, and distressed in Peacock Blue, with Black Glaze and distressing accenting detailed areas and the old oak character. New upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby.
To see this chair’s twin upstyled in antiqued white, go HERE. Visit our DIY Inspiration album for even more furniture brought to life with paint and glaze!
Transform your furniture with paint, glaze and distressing!
When your old furniture has seen its better day, paint, glaze and distressing offer weary furniture pieces a chance at a whole new life.
With a favorite paint color, you can take an old piece in a new direction, and with glaze, the the great design of molding and ornate detail stands out.
Distressing pops out original wood tones, while reused pull can provide a throw back to the original design.
Endless are your color options with latex paint. And if you are new to refinishing with a paintbrush, we can help.
Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture lists all of the supplies, provides all the steps, and teaches the artistic skill you need to get the job done. Use discount code ILOVEDIY to purchase for only $6.49!
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!
Nightstands are a perfect way to learn how to paint, glaze, and distress furniture. It’s how I learned, and I’ll never forgot the excitement of seeing how glaze did it’s magic on a chunky nightstand.
Nightstands offer all the character of a dresser, but on a smaller scale. There’s the molding, ornate details, and just one or two drawers.
And they are a great way to experiment with colors and glazing. Find a solid $10 nightstand at a garage sale, and you’ve in a great place to learn the art of glazing over your choice of color.
The old hardware on nightstands are can also be a great way to experiment with spray paint and what it can do for weary looking vintage pulls.
Find all kinds of ideas of how paint, glaze and distressing can give a whole new look in our Nightstands Collection.
New to refinishing furniture with a paint brush? Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture provides all the steps and a list of all the supplies you need to get the job done. Use discount code ILOVEDIY to purchase for only $6.49!