Peacock Blue – Painted, Glazed & Distressed

The transforming look of Peacock Blue! DIY furniture inspiration from Facelift Furniture.Color opens the door for weary, old furniture to go in a direction that elevates it with one-of-a-kind character.

Peacock Blue does that with its rich, deep color, and these Duncan Phyfe pieces show how.

The small pedestal end table makes a statement with the new look Peacock Blue provides.

The chair, with the top painted Blazing Orange, pops to life in Peacock Blue and the seat cover with material from Hobby Lobby.

For more inspiration, visit our Peacock Blue refinished furniture collection.

Robin’s Egg Blue Pedestal Table – Before & After

Robin's Egg Blue Pedestal Table ~ Before & After. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.
Ah, spring. Yes.  It’s my favorite time of year, with old familiar colors returning on the winds of warmer days.

As a child, I remember finding that occasional pale blue egg shell discarded by a robin. The color was a stand out, an unexpected find on a spring day.

Now as a paint color, robin’s egg blue is a favorite for furniture. Soothing, refreshing, and quite the nice contrast when black glaze is used to accent detail, robin’s egg blue gives weary and worn pieces a whole new life. 

Take this Duncan Phyfe pedestal table for example. It’s surface was worn, with old protective finish chipping away.  It needed TLC, and paint provided a new beginning, while black glaze accented the original detail–as well as the wear and tear from years of use.

The metal caps at the end of each leg were kept their original color.  Reattached, they provided a tie in to the original design of the piece.