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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Chunky Buffet in Dark Brown & Antiqued White – Before & After

This beat up old buffet was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Antiqued White, Tobacco glaze was used to accent the side surfaces.

The top was painted a deep orange, and then Black glaze was brushed on thick to replicate a dark stained look. 

The original pulls were reused on the piece.

For more inspiration, visit our Buffets & Hutches – Before & After collection.

 

English Buffet in Distressed Jade – Before & After

English Buffet in Distressed Jade - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis beat up old English buffet was given a new lease on life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Jade, Black glaze accented the detail, and provided an antiqued look to the buffet.

Distressing revealed the original wood tones.

For more inspiration, visit our Buffets & Hutches – Before & After collection. 

Transform Your Furniture with Paint, Glaze & Distressing!

Transform Your Furniture with Paint, Glaze & Distressing! DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureOrnate furniture that’s seen it’s better day has the chance at a whole new life when transformed by paint, glaze and distressing.

With a favorite paint color, and the transformative effect of glaze, the piece pops back to life with a one-of-a-kind look.

Distressing adds a final touch as original wood tones peak through the paint and glaze.

Go HERE to see how this English Buffet was transformed in Grey and Black Glaze!

And for more inspiration, visit out Hutches, Cabinets & Buffets collection. 

 

Buffet in Distressed Sea Blue with Black Glaze

Buffet in distressed sea blue and black glaze - from Facelift FurnitureThis buffet illustrates the transformative look of paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinishing in Sea Blue, with Black Glaze accenting the surfaces and molding, the piece took on a whole new look.

Distressing reveals the white primer as well as the original wood tones. Both add an extra element of pop with the new direction the piece took as it was transformed with color.

For more inspiration, view the Before & After of this piece HERE! Or visit out Sea Blue Refinished Furniture collection.

 

 

Ornate Buffet in Dark Brown & Antiqued White – Before & After

Ornate buffet in dark brown and antiqued white - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis ornate buffet was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

The buffet was refinished in Dark Brown and Antiqued White with Tobacco Glaze, the piece was given a whole new look.

Distressing reveals the original wood tones. The small original brass pulls were reused.

For more inspiration, visit our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.

 

Ornate Buffet in Distressed Antiqued White & Tobacco Glaze

Ornate buffet in distressed Antiqued White with Tobacco Glaze - From Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogThe ornate buffet was painted, glazed and distressed in Dark Brown on top, with the sides an doors in Antiqued White with Tobacco Glaze.

This buffet has three drawers behind the right doors, with double storage shelf behind left doors. The original brass door pulls were reused.

For more inspiration, visit our Hutches, Cabinets & Buffets collection.

White-SPACEOrnate buffet in distressed Antiqued White with Tobacco Glaze - From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog