This vintage Federal dresser was upstyled in Black, with distressing revealing the original wood tones. All the original pulls were reused, accept for the lower two middle drawers. Larger, similarly styled pulls were used to provide a better grip.
With paint, glaze and distressing, old headboards, often not tall enough for newer beds, may be repurposed in coat or towel racks, chalk boards, and even photo displays.
Broken old chairs may also take on a new life as coat racks. The same may be said with small cabinet doors and drawer fronts from dressers discarded by the roadside.
Even the sides and legs of coffee tables as well as the sides and ends of cribs may repurposed! You can find examples of all of these in our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.
It’s an album with a full does of DIY inspiration and pleasure, full of ideas and our favorite repurposing projects! Dig into the collection HERE!
Classic French Provincial nightstand painted, glazed, and distressed in Turquoise with Black Glaze accenting detailed areas. Distressing reveals original wood tones. Original pulls are re-used on this piece.
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Charming old oak chair with great lines and ornate detail. Painted, glazed, and distressed in Peacock Blue, with Black Glaze and distressing accenting detailed areas and the old oak character. New upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby.
Transform your furniture with paint, glaze and distressing!
When your old furniture has seen its better day, paint, glaze and distressing offer weary furniture pieces a chance at a whole new life.
With a favorite paint color, you can take an old piece in a new direction, and with glaze, the the great design of molding and ornate detail stands out.
Distressing pops out original wood tones, while reused pull can provide a throw back to the original design.
Endless are your color options with latex paint. And if you are new to refinishing with a paintbrush, we can help.
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This vintage hexagon end table had seen it’s better day. That is, until it was upstyled! Of all the old pieces of furniture I like to refinish, hexagon end tables stand out on top.
Weary and worn, I have little desire to see these dated pieces in my home. Refinished with paint, glaze, and distressing, they take on a whole new life of character and eye-catching appeal.
This piece is upstyled in in distressed Peacock Blue. Black glaze accents the detailed areas. And old lion’s head pulls replaced the pulls original pulls (since one of them was broken).
This piece is also featured in our Hexagon End Tables Collection, which shows how these pieces have been refinished in all kind of colors!