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  • This month, I’m blessed to be moving my furniture painting set up from our garage to a studio.  The past several months, my wife Julie patiently endured our garage being over run with furniture projects.  Soon, the minivan will be back in it’s rightful home, hidden from the hot Texas sun!Almost a year ago, before our daugther arrived, I finally painted our dining table.  It was long overdue, as the top was terribly water stained, and our kids were to a point where a table cloth would have to be replaced daily due to kiddo spills.  So in our garage, I sanded it and applied black rustoleum semi-gloss paint, with a 6 inch cabinet roller.  It turned out great–except the chairs didn’t match.

    Fast forward 10 months, the chairs and table are now quite the combination!

    A while back, I promised Julie we would tackle the chairs this weekend.  So Friday night on our back patio, with Brillo pads in hand, we scoured over each chair, cleaning them down to the original stained wood.  On Saturday afternoon, I painted the chairs, using 4 extra large cans of black semi-gloss Rustoleum professional high performance spray paint.  The photo below chairs the last chair to be painted, contrasting the old with the new.

    After a few hours of drying, I returned to the chairs and used course sand paper to linear distress each chair.  Wow, did they all of a sudden pop out with great character!  I did the same with the table inside too.

    Then last night, while watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Julie and I recovered the seat cushions with zebra print oil cloth.  The material, which Julie ordered online, is a plastic or vinyl type covering that will allow us to wipe off every last mess our 4 kiddos make on their chairs.  That is a huge relief, as our former cushions, recovered by Julie and her mom a year after we were married, became quite the eyesore after many little person spills.  See below for what I’m talking about!  We are so glad guests to our home will no longer sit on those covers.

    Finally, right before midnight, the final product was complete!  We are really excited about our new family dining set.  It’s amazing how the chairs are transformed, and has a great look that is very family friendly.

  • Highly distressed Antiqued White sofa table. A piece made of solid oak, repainted, distressed and now with a classic antiqued look. Outdated glass inserts replaced with cut to size ceramic tile.

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  • Tall narrow hutch with lower cabinet is a perfect fit for a cozy space.  Hutch built to fit on lower cabinet piece, providing multiple uses–in your kitchen, living area, bedroom or bathroom.  Painted white, glazed,  highly distressed, and coated with poly.  Two adjustable shelves in lower cabinet.  73″ tall, 23″ wide and 13″ deep.  Items in hutch not included.
  • Antiqued White Chunky Nightstand ~ Before & After. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.

    Chunky nightstand in Antiqued White with Tea Stained Glaze.  Heavy distressing reveals dark wood stain, providing nice contrast to new finish.  “New” vintage pulls (left over from a previous dresser project) add to the chunky look!

    Update March 27, 2014 – Nearly  three years ago, I discovered the magic of what glaze can do to painted furniture.  This nightstand was my first piece to try it on, and immediately I was sold.

    I was so new to refinishing furniture at the time, that I called this an end table.  The name has been changed, and I’ve also added a Before & After graphic below capturing the transformation!

    My glazing technique has changed too, from a brushed look to a rubbed look.  But either way, glaze does wonders to draw out and add to the character of furniture!

    For many more examples of how paint, glaze, and distressing can transform furniture, visit our Portfolio where you can view albums of our entire collection of furniture transformations!

     

    Antiqued White Chunky Nightstand ~ Before & After. From Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog.
  • Distressed and newly painted black entry table/cabinet. Drawer and shelf in lower cabinet. Very nice and in great condition. 48″ long, 31.5″ high and 17″ deep.
  • SOLD – Distressed antique black end tables. In nice condition, sold together. Each has a bottom drawer. 19″ wide, 27″ deep and 24″ high.

    To see all our pieces currently available for purchase, go HERE, or visit our Facebook “For Sale” ablum. 

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