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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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.
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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With it’s crown molding and classic style, this armoire took on a new life as it was painted, glazed and distressed.
Refinished in distressed Off White and Tobacco Glaze, it was given a whole new look.
Old armoires, often designed as entertainment pieces, are perfect for repurposing. This piece was remade into a clothing armoire.
For more inspiration, visit our Bedroom Furniture – Before & After collection.
When vintage furniture from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s is on it’s last leg and seen it’s better day, paint and glaze can help it take a big turn for the better.
Paint offers the hope of a new look, doing away the weary and worn finish. Glaze then brings the piece to life as it accents molding, detail, and the dents and dings that add to the character of the piece.
Then when the painted and glazed piece is distressed, even more detail and depth pop as the original wood tones contrast with the new look of paint and glaze.
Chunky vintage furniture pieces like this bed are perfect candidates for the charm that paint, glaze and distressing bring.
Dated and dreary, these pieces take on a new life. With paint, color takes the piece in a new direction. With glaze, detail as well as dings and dents are accented.
And with distressing, original wood tones pop out and provide a great contrast to the new look.
The head and foot boards for this bed were refinished in Off White and Espresso Glaze.
When furniture is given a new look with latex enamel paint, faux technique glaze takes the piece to a whole other level. Glaze makes molding, ornate detail, and dents and dings pop out and come to life!
Paint provides a piece a fresh start; glaze proclaims all the unique character and qualities of a furniture piece. Faux technique glaze is a translucent paint-like substance. Similar to paint, it doesn’t coat as heavily and let’s color beneath peak through.
Ralph Lauren Faux Technique glaze is my product of choice. It’s the highest quality and a quart will last multiple projects. Black and brown tints are those I use most often.
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When learning the art of refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing, nightstands are a great place to start.
With their drawers, molding and detailed design, nightstands provide a great canvas for a new color. And that color will come to life and pop even more with glaze and distressing.
With our proven technique of paint, glaze and distressing, nightstands can get a new lease on life, adding one-of-a-kind character to your home!