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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Vintage Maple Chest in Lime Green – Before & After

Vintage Maple Chest in Lime Green - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis 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. 

 

Chest of Drawers in Robin’s Egg Blue – Before & After

Chest of Drawers in Robin's Egg Blue - Before & After

This old chest of drawers was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Robin’s Egg Blue, with Black glaze accenting the molding and detail, as well as providing an antiqued look to the new color.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones.

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

For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection.

Vintage Chest & Nightstand in Distressed Turquoise – Before & After

Vintage Chest & Nightstand in distressed Turquoise & Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift Furniture!This vintage chest of drawers and matching nightstand were given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

The chest and nightstand were painted Turquoise, with Black glaze used to accent the molding and ornate detail.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones.

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

For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection.

Robin’s Egg Blue Art Deco Chest of Drawers – Before & After

Art Deco Chest in Robin's Egg Blue & Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis old art deco chest of drawers looked way past it’s prime. It was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing!

With it’s formica top, Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 spray primer was applied as a base coat.

The chest of drawers was then painted Robin’s Egg Blue, with Black Glaze accenting the oak wood grain, molding, and ornate detail on the drawers.

Vintage pulls were repurposed and spray painted black for the bottom drawers, with their style complementing the curves on the upper drawers.

Light distressing popped out the original wood tones.

For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection.

 

Painted, Glazed & Distressed French Chest in Turquoise & Black Glaze

Painted, Glazed & Distressed French Chest in Turquoise & Black Glaze - DIY inspiration from Facelift FurnitureOld French Provincial furniture pieces are prime candidates for the transformation paint, glaze and distressing deliver.

This French chest of drawers, with it’s signature pulls, was refinished in Turquoise. Black glaze accented the molding, while also providing an antiqued look.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones, while the white primer provided extra pop and contrast to the new color.

The original pull were spray painted black, topping off the new look of the stylish piece.

For more inspiration, visit our Turquoise Refinished Furniture collection!

Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Aspen Gray – Before & After

Art deco chest of drawers in Aspen Gray & Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis art deco antique chest of drawers was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

The chest was refinished in Aspen Gray, with Black Glaze accenting all the great detail and providing an antiqued look.

Distressing revealed the white primer and the original wood tones, providing an extra pop!

For more inspiration, visit our Chest of Drawers – Before & After collection.