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.

New to refinishing furniture with a paint brush? Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture provides all the steps and a list of all the supplies you need to get the job done. Use discount code ILOVEDIY to purchase for only $6.49!

 

Purchase Facelift Your Furniture DIY eBook for only $6.49!

Learn to refinish your furniture with paint, glaze and distressing. Our diy eBook Facelift Your Furntiure is only $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY!Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY.

Refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look!

Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Facelift Your Furniture includes:

  •  Tips for furniture selection
  •  Paint and glaze color recommendations and suggested retail locations
  •  Printable materials shopping list and project check list
  •  Step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for furniture prep, painting, glazing, distressing, and applying polyurethane protective finish

Normally, $9.98, you can receive your copy for $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY. Purchase and download your copy HERE!

Learn to Facelift Your Furniture for only $6.49!

Learn to refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look! Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY!Our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture is only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY!

Learn to refinish your furniture with a painted, glazed and distressed look!

Our step-by-step eBook will show you how. Facelift Your Furniture includes:

  •  Tips for furniture selection
  •  Paint and glaze color recommendations and suggested retail locations
  •  Printable materials shopping list and project check list
  •  Step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for furniture prep, painting, glazing, distressing, and applying polyurethane protective finish

Normally priced $9.98, you can receive your copy for only $6.49 with discount code ILOVEDIY. Purchase and download your copy HERE!

 

How Paint, Glaze & Distressed Add Charm to Chunky Furniture

How paint, glaze, and distressing add charm to chunky furniture. From Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogChunky 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.

 

 

 

How Glaze Transforms Painted Furniture

How Glaze Transforms Painted Furniture - From Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogWhen 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.

Glazing is an art to be learned, and we describe it step-by-step in our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture. Reguarly priced $9.98, it may be purchased for $6.49 with code ILOVEDIY.

 

 

How to Make Your Paintbrush Last Multiple Projects

How to make your paint brush last multiple projects. From the Facelift Furniture DIY Inspiration blog.For over 4 years, I’ve been refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing. My trusted collection of quality paint brushes have been with me most of that time.

Here’s what I’ve done to make them last. By following these steps, you can keep your paint brushes handy for multiple projects too:

  1. Moisten the brush with water before applying paint. This will prevent paint from drying on the brush while it’s in use.
  2. Between coats, apply a little water over the paint on the brush and wrap the brush tight in a plastic shopping bag. I’ve stored brushes up to a week this way. I also do this when taking a break from painting for more than 5 minutes. Any longer, and the paint can start to dry on the brush.
  3. When done using the brush, soak in water with a little dish soap. Of course, you could go to the next step and wash your brush, but soaking in water works great if you’re not able to wash right away.
  4. Wash the brush in water with dish soap, rinsing repeated until water that rings out is mostly clear.
  5. Hang or lay flat to dry and then store in a spot you’ll remember for your next project.

Painted, Glazed & Distressed Furniture Inspiration

Painted, glazed & distressed furniture inspiration from Facelift Furniture's collections. When furniture is past it’s prime, paint, glaze and distressing open up opportunities to make old things new! Weary and worn vintage furniture takes on a new life as color is used to create a one-of-a kind look.

Our latest collection highlights these possibilities. Here on our website, you’ll find these pieces and more in our Before & After collections, Portfolios based on the type of furniture, and Color Collections highlighting our favorites.

You’ll find all this great DIY inspiration in our menu above, or in the links below:

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