Desk in Distressed Black – Before & After

Desk in Distressed Black – Before & After from Facelift Furniture

This beat up old desk was given a new life paint and distressing.

Refinished in Black, a light coat of Red paint was also rubbed into the molding around the top edge and on and around the drawers.

Distressing revealed the original wood tones. 

The old pulls were reused and looked great against the classy new look.

For more inspiration, visit our Desks & Vanities – Before & After collection. 

 

Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk – Before & After

Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis weary old vanity desk was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Sea Blue, Black glaze was used to accent the molding and provide an antiqued look.

Distressing revealed both original wood tones as well white primer, helping the new look pop.

Old pull holes were filled (prior to painting) and new ones drilled for the new rustic style looking pulls put on the drawers. 

For more inspiration, visit our Desks & Vanities – Before & After collection. 

Chest With A Desk In Distressed Off White – Before & After

Vintage Chest with a Desk in Distressed Off White - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis unusual vintage furniture piece took on a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Off White, with Tobacco Glaze accenting the molding and other detail, this chest with a desk took on one-of-a-kind character!

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

 

Desk in Distressed Dark Brown & Oatmeal

Vintage desk in distressed Dark Brown and Oatmeal, with Black Glaze providing antiqued look. From Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogThis antique desk was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing!

Refinished in Dark Brown and Oatmeal, with Black Glaze accenting the detail, the piece pops with one-of-a-kind character.

Distressing reveals original wood tones and white primer, which contrast with the new colors.

The original pulls tie in with the new look while providing a throw back to it’s original design.

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Vintage desk in distressed Dark Brown and Oatmeal, with Black Glaze providing antiqued look. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog

Vintage desk in distressed Dark Brown and Oatmeal, with Black Glaze providing antiqued look. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog

Chunky Desk in Pink, Off White & Brown – Before & After

Chunky Desk & Hutch Off White, Pink & BrownThis summer, I transformed a desk I had promised for my daughter. The chunky desk and hutch were painted, glazed and distressed in Pink, Off White, and Dark Brown.

First, the entire piece was spray primed. With the desk laminate surface made of Formica, Zinnser 1-2-3 Bulls Eye spray primer provided the necessary adhesion for painting the desk with latex enamel. Read HERE for more on using this great product on Formica.

Next the desk and hutch were painted Off White, Pink and Dark Brown. Black Glaze accented all these colors, and the original pulls were used on the drawers.

 

 

Antique Desk in Off White with Turquoise Pulls

Before & After Off White Desk Turq PullsI found this desk at a garage sale, and immediately saw the potential. I love this old style in antique desks. They are favorite type of piece to refinish.

With the desk, I was drawn not only to its style, but the original pulls. With their ornate design, I knew I wanted to reuse them. It was just a matter of how!

I painted, glazed, and distressed the desk in Off White with Tobacco Glaze. Since it had previously been spray painted, I made sure to remove any loose paint when scuff sanding the piece.

I’m a fan of spray painting vintage knobs and pulls when needed. I also like going with their original color, but sometimes painting a new color will tie in better with the look of a new piece.

Typically, I spray paint pulls black, but with the desk, the idea came to me of Turquoise. It took me a few days to pull the trigger, but I had a feeling they would really pop off the desk and look classy with their intricate design.

I first painted the pulls black, then added the Turquoise without completely covering the black.  This provided dimension as well as some slight variation to the look of the pulls.

 

Turq Pulls Desk Antq Off White