Oak Cabinet in Distressed Off White – Before & After

Old oak cabinet in Antiqued White & Tobacco Glaze - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureThis old oak cabinet was painted, glazed and distressed in Antiqued White and Tobacco Glaze.

The original pulls and knob were reused. Distressing reveals the original wood tones.

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

How Paint, Glaze & Distressing Can Transform Your Furniture

How Paint, Glaze and Distressing Can Transform Your Furniture - Facelift Furniture DIY BlogWhen your furniture is dated and seen it’s better day, it doesn’t have to be destined for the thrift store.

Old, weary and worn furniture, with solid bones and eye catching design, has the potential to take on a whole new life.

With paint, glaze and distressing, a one-of-a-kind look can be given to your furniture, providing a pop of color that brings out the best of your old piece.

For ideas on how this transformation can occur, visit our Before and After collections for Bedroom Furniture or Living and Dining Room 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!

Turquoise Maple Hutch – Before & After

Vintage maple hutch in Turqouise with Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift Furniture's DIY blogVintage maple pieces are fantastic candidates for refinishing with paint, glaze and distressing.

This maple hutch was given a whole new look in Turquoise with Black Glaze. New knobs and pulls were added.

With it’s solid construction and simple design, the new colors bring this piece to life in a whole new way.

For more examples of furniture transformed in this color, visit our Turquoise Refinished Furniture collection.

Retro Stereo Cabinet Repurposed in Sea Blue & Off White – Before & After

How this retro stereo cabinet was repurposed as a storage cabinet, and refinished in Sea Blue and Off White. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.

I love repurposing retro furniture. With this  old school stereo cabinet I found at a thrift store, the opportunity unfolded to upgrade both the look and usability of the piece.

This cabinet required major dismantling before being refinished. Inside, I found a dated turn table, 8-track player, and built in speakers. This was my second stereo cabinet re-do, and with lessons learned from my first project, I was able to tackle this project much faster.

My battery operated screwdriver was my best friend. As I removed the interior components piece by piece, space opened up for functional storage. The outer doors slid to the middle, and removing the speakers created front openings to the cabinet. I custom cut a board to place in the bottom.

I painted, glazed, and distressed the piece in Sea Blue and Off White, with Black Glaze accenting the detailed areas. Distressing revealed both the white spray primer, and original wood tones. With a couple of the original pulls missing, I replaced them with pulls spray painted black.

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!

 

How this retro stereo cabinet was repurposed as a storage cabinet, and refinished in Sea Blue and Off White. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.

Beach House Furniture Makeover – Part 3

Dresser makeover in distressed yellow with black glaze. From the Beach House collection at Facelift Furniture.

Dresser makeover in distressed lime green with black glaze. From the Beach House collection at Facelift Furniture.For her beach house furniture make-over, Marian selected Yellow for a dresser repurposed for her kitchen area.

Lime Green was chosen for another dresser, as well as an end table. All pieces were painted, glazed and distressed, with Ralph Lauren glaze used to draw out the detail of the pieces.

Fore more inspiration from this series, view these posts:

Beach House Furniture Makeover – Part 1

Beach House Furniture Makeover – Part 2White-SPACE

End table makeover in distressed coral with black glaze. From the Beach House collection at Facelift Furniture.

Beach House Furniture Makeover – Part 2

French dresser makeover in distressed coral with black glaze. From the Beach House collection at Facelift Furniture.

For her beach house furniture make-over, Marian chose Coral for her French dresser, nightstand, and small cabinet.

Nightstand makeover in distressed coral with black glaze. From the Beach House collection at Facelift Furniture.These pieces were painted, glazed and distressed in Coral and Black Glaze. White primer pops through the distressing.

Fore more inspiration from this series, view Beach House Furniture Makeover – Part 1.

 

White-SPACE

Cabinet makeover in distressed coral with black glaze. From the Beach House collection at Facelift Furniture.

Robin’s Egg Blue Entry Piece – Before & After

Entry piece in distressed in Black and Robin's Egg Blue with Black Glaze. Original pulls painted black. Before and after from Facelift Furniture.This entry piece was transformed with Robin’s Egg Blue, along with Black used in three different ways on the cabinet.

The first was Black paint applied to the top. The second was Black Glaze used to accent and provide distinct contrast to the lower areas painted Robin’s Egg Blue. The third wad black spray paint applied to the original pulls.

With paint, glaze, and distressing, this piece was give a whole new look!