Cedar Chest in Distressed Barn Red – Before & After

This old maple cedar chest was given a new look with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Barn Red, Black Glaze was used to accent the molding and slats on the doors.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones. 

The original pulls were reused, providing a throw back to the original design.

For more inspiration, visit our Red Refinished Furniture collection. 

Cedar Chest in Distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze

Vintage Cedar Chest in Barn Red & Black Glaze - From Facelift FurnitureThis old maple cedar chest was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

It was refinished in Barn Red, with Black Glaze accenting the detail and providing an aged look. Light distressing popped out the white primer underneath, along with original wood tones.

As a throw back to the original design, the original faux latches and the lower drawer pulls were reused.

For more inspiration, visit our Red Refinished Furniture collection.

Distressed Black Cedar Chest – Before & After

Black Cedar Chest - Before & AfterRefinishing furniture in Black gives an old piece an upstyled since of class all it’s own. It’s an upgrade that gives dignity back to weary and worn furniture.

Because I’m such a big fan of how glaze works with different colors of paint, I don’t use Black often. Typically it’s with a custom order, as was the case with this cedar chest.

Yet whenever I refinish in Black, I love what it does to a old piece of furniture!

 

 

Ornate Sea Blue Cedar Chest – Before & After

Ornate cedar chest in distressed Sea Blue with black glaze - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureWhen I came upon this ornate cedar chest, it had lots of potential. The vintage design held all the detail that would look great with a new look provided by paint, glaze and distressing.

After scuffing the piece and removing loose paint, I primed it white. It was then painted Sea Blue, with Black Glaze used to accent the wear, tear, and ornate and detail.

Distressing reveals both the white primer and original tones, providing a double contrast and added character to the new color.

For more inspiration, visit our Bedroom Furniture Before & After album.