Of 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.
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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.
Black is a great color option for adding a touch of class to furniture that’s seen it’s better days.
Take this solid built oak oak end tables, weary and worn from years of use. They were upstyled in Black, with distressing revealing original wood tones.
For more inspiration, visit our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection. Or visit our End Tables collection.
When paint, glaze, and distressing are used to give a new look to dated, undesirable old furniture, one-of-a-kind character comes to life.
This Federal end table was upstyled in Lime Green, with Black glaze accenting the detailed areas. The color gave it a refreshed look, while the glaze added an aged and antiqued appearance.
Want more inspiration for your next DIY project? Visit our End Tables collection or Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.
Weary old furniture is like a magnet for paint, glazing and distressing. Take this tiered maple end table for example. Its seen its better days, and is almost begging for a second chance.
The solid, creative design of this end table was painted Plum, glazed Black and then lightly distressed down to the original wood tones. It’s been given a whole new look with one-of-a-kind added value.
For more DIY furniture inspiration, visit our End Tables collection or our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.
Chunky pine end tables painted, glazed and distressed in Sea Blue with Black Glaze accenting detailed areas.
Distressing reveals yellow wood tones of original finish.
For more inspiration, visit our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.
For her beach house furniture make-over, Marian selected Yellow for a dresser repurposed for her kitchen area.
Lime Green was chosen for another dresser, as well as an end table. All pieces were painted, glazed and distressed, with Ralph Lauren glaze used to draw out the detail of the pieces.
Fore more inspiration from this series, view these posts:
Beach House Furniture Makeover – Part 1
Beach House Furniture Makeover – Part 2