This 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The original pull for the top drawer had been replaced by a knob by the time I purchased it.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.
Of 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.
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One of the most exciting things about glaze is how it accents detailed, ornate furniture pieces. Combined with a great paint color, glaze draws out all the character of a weary and worn piece of furniture just waiting for a new look.
Take this dresser for example. After sanding major wear on the top, it was ready for a new look. I painted it turquoise, and then went to work with the glaze. This is one of the first pieces where I used glaze to accent detailed areas in this way. It was very rewarding, and with new hardware, it took on a new life!
Ralph Lauren “Black Truffles” Glaze was used to create this finish. As seen here, glazing is an art that rewards great results on ornate furniture pieces.
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This weary looking maple chest of drawers was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing!
Refinished in Lime Green, Black Glaze was used to accent the detail and all the molding.
Distressing revealed both the while primer and original wood tones, adding even more pop to the new look of the chest of drawers.
The original pulls were reused to provide a throw back to the original vintage design.
For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection.
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.
This little ornate end table had seen it’s better day. But with paint, glaze and distressing, it took on a whole new life!
Refinished in Turquoise, Black glaze was used to accent all the great detail of the piece and provide an antiqued look.
Light distressing revealed original wood tones.
For more inspiration, visit our End Tables – Before & After collection.
This beat up old French nightstand was begging for a new look, and paint, glaze and distressing delivered!
Refinished in Peacock Blue, Black glaze was used to accent the molding and detail, and to provide an antiqued look.
A nicer looking French pull from left over from another project was attached to the drawer, capping off a whole new look for this nightstand!
For more inspiration, visit our Nightstands – Before & After collection. Or take visit our Peacock Blue Refinished Furniture collection.