Vintage Maple Chest in Lime Green – Before & After

Vintage Maple Chest in Lime Green - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis weary looking maple chest of drawers was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing!

Refinished in Lime Green, Black Glaze was used to accent the detail and all the molding. 

Distressing revealed both the while primer and original wood tones, adding even more pop to the new look of the chest of drawers.

The original pulls were reused to provide a throw back to the original vintage design. 

For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection. 


Nightstand Repurposed into Sewing Storage – Before & After

Nightstand repurposed into sewing storage - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureThis simple nightstand was repurposed into a sewing storage cabinet for my daughter using paint, glaze and distressing.

The top was painted Dark Brown, while the front and sides were painted Robin’s Egg Blue. 

The drawers were painted Turquoise, Blazing Orange, Lime Green, and Peacock Blue. 

Black Glaze was used to provide an aged look with the new colors. Light distressing revealed the original wood tones and white primer. 

Brushed silver knobs were add to the drawers. 


Vintage End Table in Distressed Lime Green – Before & After

Vintage End Table in Distressed Lime Green - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis vintage end table with chunky legs was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

This weary and worn end table was refinished in distressed Lime Green, with Black Glaze accenting the detail and providing an antiqued look.

Lightly distressed, this piece was repurposed as a nightstand.

Repurposed Antique Sideboard in Lime Green – Before & After

Antique sideboard with mirror in distressed Lime Green with Black Glaze. Repurposed as a baby changing table. Before and After from Facelift Furniture.One of the great options with refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing is repurposing. A piece of furniture that once served a particular purpose is put it use in a new way.

Upstyled in Lime Green and Black Glaze, this antique sideboard and mirror were repurposed as a baby changing table.

For more inspiration, visit out Hutches, Cabinets & Buffets collection.

Lime Green End Table – Before & After

Vintage end table painted, glazed and distressed in Lime Green and Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureWhen 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.


How Color Changes Everything when you Paint, Glaze & Distress

How color changes everything when you paint, glaze and distress vintage furniture. From Facelift Furniture.Ah springtime, that season when the world comes alive and colors make a statement.

With weary, old furniture, the dreary and dated takes on a new life with the color transformation of paint, glaze and distressing. We’ve got our favorite paint colors, but with latex enamel, the options are endless!

And Ralph Lauren Glaze does its magic as it makes the selected paint color look aged and antiqued. It also highlights the dings, wear and tear, adding even more to the charm of new upstyled look.

Distressing reveals the primer color, and the original wood tones, providing definition and depth with those colors popping through.

Springtime is an awesome time to give your furniture this kind of new look. Clear space in the garage, set up your refinishing space, and let paint, glaze, and distressing do their magic!



Upstyled Sewing Tables

Upstyled Sewing Tables in Lime Green, Turquoise, Robin's Egg Blue, and Chili Pepper Red. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.These sewing tables were painted, glazed, and distressed to provide an upstyled look for these dated pieces.

Lime Green, Turquoise, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Chili Pepper Red were used on these pieces. Black Glaze accented the detailed areas. All were distressed.

Sewing cabinets are great for repurposing, and the Lime Green and Robin’s Egg Blue pieces were purchased to be used as small vanities.  The Turquoise piece was purchased as an end table, and the Chili Pepper Red sewing table held an antique singer that was kept inside.

You may have noticed that the Robin’s Egg Blue and Chili Pepper Red pieces are identical. On each, the original wood pull was refinished along with each table.

Since sewing tables are designed with tops that open for sewing machines to set out, there are no actual drawers.  Either a door swings out from the front, or as in the case of the matching pair, the small drawer front hinges open from the bottom and reveals a small storage cubby.