Ornate Vintage Dresser in Distressed Off White

Off White Ornate Dresser - Before & AfterThis ornate dresser was part of a set I purchased, including a nightstand and matching mirrors featured in recent posts. This early 70’s set is marked by funky character–and was primed with potential for a new look!

painted, glazed, and distressed the pieces in four different colors. The nightstand was upstyled in Robin’s Egg Blue and Black, while the mirrors were transformed in Barn Red and Off White.

I also chose Off White for the dresser, with heavy Tobacco colored Glaze accenting the detailed molding and ornate areas. Distressing popped out the original wood tones, and especially drew attention to the ornate areas on the top drawers and middle door.

The original pulls and hardware are a big part of the new look. They pop off the new color, and proclaim the vintage 70’s style!

Off White Ornate Dresser

 

OrnateDoor-Before&After

Tall Sea Blue Chest – Before & After

Narrow chest in distressed Sea Blue and Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis narrow chest of drawers had seen its better day. Weary and worn, it took on a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing!

Refinished in Sea Blue and Black Glaze, it came back to life. Distressing revealed its original wood tones, and new helped give it an upstyled look!

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

 

 

Barn Red Dresser with Black Vintage Pulls – Before & After

Barn Red Dresser with Black Vintage Pulls - Before & AfterThis tall dresser was painted, glazed, and distressed, giving it a new, upstyled look.

It was painted Barn Red, with Black Glaze accenting the molding. The edges were lightly distressed, and the original vintage pulls were spray painted satin black.

White-SPACEBarn Red Dresser with Black Vintage Pulls ~ Before & After from Facelift Furniture's DIY Blog

 

 

Distressed Black Vintage Dresser – Before & After

Distressed Black Dresser - Before and After from Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogThis 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.

For more DIY inspiration, visit our Furniture Before & After board on Pinterest.

Use Paint, Glaze & Distressing to Transform Your Furniture

Transform your furniture with paint, glaze and distressing! Great DIY ideas from Facelift Furniture.

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.

Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture lists all of the supplies, provides all the steps, and teaches the artistic skill you need to get the job done. Use discount code ILOVEDIY to purchase for only $6.49!

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Rustic Turquoise Maple Dresser – Before & After

Rustic Turquoise Dresser - Before & After

This maple six drawer dresser had serious issues! Initially, I wondered what I was thinking to have purchased it. It was spray painted purple and veneer was missing on the top corners. I threw out what pulls were left because they were spray painted a tacky looking silver.

After making repairs and sanding, paint, glaze, and distressing did their magic! Turquoise brought the dresser back to life. Black Glaze highlighted the years of wear on the original finish, creating an eye-catching weathered look. New knobs and pulls topped off the rustic feel of this piece.White-SPACE Rustic Turquoise Dresser FLF

 
Rustic Turquoise Dresser