This 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.
Classic French Provincial nightstand painted, glazed, and distressed in Turquoise with Black Glaze accenting detailed areas. Distressing reveals original wood tones. Original pulls are re-used on this piece.
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Charming old oak chair with great lines and ornate detail. Painted, glazed, and distressed in Peacock Blue, with Black Glaze and distressing accenting detailed areas and the old oak character. New upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby.
Ornate furniture that’s seen it’s better day has the chance at a whole new life when transformed by paint, glaze and distressing.
Distressing adds a final touch as original wood tones peak through the paint and glaze.
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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.
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Nightstands offer all the character of a dresser, but on a smaller scale. There’s the molding, ornate details, and just one or two drawers.
And they are a great way to experiment with colors and glazing. Find a solid $10 nightstand at a garage sale, and you’ve in a great place to learn the art of glazing over your choice of color.
The old hardware on nightstands are can also be a great way to experiment with spray paint and what it can do for weary looking vintage pulls.
Find all kinds of ideas of how paint, glaze and distressing can give a whole new look in our Nightstands Collection.
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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.