Desk REDO in Distressed Turquoise & Black Glaze

Desk REDO in Distressed Turquoise & Black Glaze - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureTurquoise breathes new life into old furniture when part of a paint, glaze and distressing refinishing regiment.

This vintage desk with hutch was painted Turquoise. Black glaze accented all the molding and heavy oak wood grain.

Light distressing revealed both the original wood tones, as well as the white primer, helping the new look of the piece pop out.

For more inspiration, visit our Turquoise Refinished Furniture collection. 

 

 

 

 

Desk in Distressed Barn Red & Black Glaze

Old desk in distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureBarn Red brings to life old pieces that have seen their better day.

This old desk took on a whole new look when refinished with Barn Red. Black glaze was used to accent the detail and provide an antiqued look.

Light distressing popped out the white primer as well as the original wood tones.

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

For more inspiration, visit out Red Refinished Furniture collection. 

Desk in Distressed Black & Oatmeal – Before & After

This desk was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing

The top was refinished in Black, and the drawers and sides in Oatmeal. Black Glaze was used to accent these areas.

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

Art Deco Vanity in Distressed Sea Blue – Before & After

Art Deco Vanity Desk in Sea Blue & Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis art deco vanity had all the potential I look for in a weary, old piece just waiting to have a new life.

Previously spray painted black, I knew it would look great painted, glazed and distressed.

Except there was one problem.

One of the left legs was damaged, and despite all my best efforts, I could not repair and restore it to it’s previous durability. So I made the difficult decision of cutting the leg off, as well as the leg that matched it on the opposite side.

I then refinished it in Sea Blue, with Black Glaze accenting all the great art deco detail. The original pulls were spray painted black, and reused.

Despite the loss of two legs, the vanity desk came back to life with the new colors that made all it’s character pop.

Vanity in Distressed Turquoise – Before & After

Vanity in Distressed Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis vintage vanity desk was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Turquoise with Black Glaze, the piece popped with one-of-a-kind character.

Distressing revealed original wood tones, while the original pulls provided a tie in to the original design.

For more inspiration, visit our Desks & Vanities collection.

Desk & Vanity Refinishing Ideas

Desk & Vanity Refinishing Ideas from Facelift Furniture's DIY blogDesks and vanities are a great way to introduce the upstyled look of painted, glazed and distressed furniture into your home. Whether your choice of paint color is bold or neutral, these pieces provide a unique and functional pop of character to a bedroom or work area.

Our Desks & Vanities collection offers many example of how these pieces may be refinished.  If you inspire to DIY, visit this album HERE to view these and many more examples of refinished end tables.

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!

 

Distressed Barn Red Desk- Before & After

Distressed Barn Red Desk with Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureI love refinishing furniture in Barn Red. In this color, the desk take on a whole new life with a painted, glazed and distressed look.

With Black Glaze accenting the detailed areas, and the original pulls spray painted black, the desk pops with charm and character.

For more inspiration, visit our Desks & Vanities collection, or our Bedroom Furniture Before & After collection.