How Paint, Glaze & Distressing Open New Doors For Dressers

How paint, glaze and distressing open new doors in a home for dressers. From the Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.When dressers are given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing, doors open to how they may be used all over a home.

Dressers are not only an obvious option for a bedroom, but make fantastic consoles for flat screen TV’s. Many have chosen that open with dressers I’ve refinished.

When dressers are painted, glazed and distressed their old look receives such an upgrade that they may also be used in a large entry area or as a buffet in a dining area.

And when using latex enamel, the color options are endless. We have our favorites, but the sky is the limit when color is used to transform any piece of furniture.

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How Glaze Transforms Ornate Furniture

How Glaze Transforms Ornate Furniture ~ From Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogOf all the products I use to transform weary, dated furniture, glaze stands out for the transformation it provides.

Applied on top of a chosen color of paint, it takes the new look to a whole new level. Without glaze, painted furniture lacks the distinction this translucent paint-like product provides.

Glaze accents molding and ornate areas, and also draws out the wear and tear on a piece that bears the marks of holding up under years of use.

The entire process of painting, glazing, and distressing vintage furniture opens the door for unslightly pieces to find a whole new place in your home.

Glazing furniture is an art that we’ve captured in our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture. Along with providing information about every product needed to paint, glaze, and distress, we also provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for making your project a success, with particular detail provided on the glazing process.

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Turquoise Dresser Glazed Black – Before & After

Ornate Dresser in Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before and After from the Facelift Furniture DIY blogOne of the most exciting things about glaze is how it accents detailed, ornate furniture pieces. Combined with a great paint color, glaze draws out all the character of a weary and worn piece of furniture just waiting for a new look.

Take this dresser for example.  After sanding major wear on the top, it was ready for a new look.  I painted it turquoise, and then went to work with the glaze.  This is one of the first pieces where I used glaze to accent detailed areas in this way.  It was very rewarding, and with new hardware, it took on a new life!

Ornate Dresser in Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before and After from the Facelift Furniture DIY blogRalph Lauren “Black Truffles” Glaze was used to create this finish.  As seen here, glazing is an art that rewards great results on ornate furniture pieces.

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Vintage Maple Chest in Lime Green – Before & After

Vintage Maple Chest in Lime Green - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis weary looking maple chest of drawers was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing!

Refinished in Lime Green, Black Glaze was used to accent the detail and all the molding. 

Distressing revealed both the while primer and original wood tones, adding even more pop to the new look of the chest of drawers.

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

For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection. 

 

Old Maple Dresser Refinished in Yellow – Before & After

Old Maple Dresser Refinished in Yellow - Before & After

This old maple dresser was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Yellow, Tobacco glaze provided an aged and antiqued look.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones, while new pulls popped off the fronts of the drawers.

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

 

French Dresser in Distressed Black – Before & After

French Dresser in Distressed Black - Before & After from Facelift Furniture

This large old French Provincial dresser was given a new life with paint and distressing.

Refinished in Black, light distressing revealed the original wood tones.

The classic pulls were reused on the drawers and pop off the classic new color.

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

How Paint & Glaze Transform Furniture

Weary and worn furniture is all over the place. It’s in our homes, can be found in thrift stores, at garage and estate sales, and occasionally, on the curb!

Yet those dated pieces may have a potential yet to be discovered. A new life may await furniture’s vintage, funky old design when paint and glaze are used to upstyle it’s old look. 

Latex enamel paint offers a refreshing and eye-catching way forward with endless color options. And glaze accents all the great design as well as the charm of wear and tear on an old piece.