Use Paint, Glaze & Distressing to Transform Your Furniture

Transform your furniture with paint, glaze and distressing! Great DIY ideas from Facelift Furniture.

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!

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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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Nightstand Refinishing Ideas

Facelift Furniture Nightstands CollectionNightstands 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!

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

 
Rustic Turquoise Dresser
 

How Paint, Glaze & Distressing Open New Doors For Dressers

How paint, glaze and distressing open new doors in a home for dressers. From the Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.When dressers are given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing, doors open to how they may be used all over a home.

Dressers are not only an obvious option for a bedroom, but make fantastic consoles for flat screen TV’s. Many have chosen that open with dressers I’ve refinished.

When dressers are painted, glazed and distressed their old look receives such an upgrade that they may also be used in a large entry area or as a buffet in a dining area.

And when using latex enamel, the color options are endless. We have our favorites, but the sky is the limit when color is used to transform any piece of furniture.

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!

 

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!

Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture can show you how. Purchase for only $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY.

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