This ornate nightstand is painted, glazed and distressed in two colors. Robin’s Egg Blue covers the drawers, sides, and molding, with Black Glaze accenting details areas. The top and bottom are painted Black, with white primer popping through the distressing.
The original pull for the top drawer had been replaced by a knob by the time I purchased it. I replaced it with a vintage pull that fit the style better, and spray painted it and the bottom drawer pull black.
This nightstand was part of a 70’s vintage bedroom set I recently purchased, with a matching ornate dresser and matching mirrors.
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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Weary old furniture has a new chance at life when transformed with paint, glaze and distressing.
This pine nightstand was refinished in Turquoise, with Black glaze accenting the molding, dings in the wood, and other detail.
Distressing revealed both the original wood tones, and white primer.
Vintage pulls from another piece were spray painted black, providing a tie in to the new look.
For more inspiration, visit our Nightstands collection.
This vintage chest of drawers and matching nightstand were given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.
The chest and nightstand were painted Turquoise, with Black glaze used to accent the molding and ornate detail.
Light distressing revealed the original wood tones.
The original pulls were reused as a throw back to the original design.
For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection.
This maple nightstand took on a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.
Before being refinished, the wooded pull on the drawers was removed and replaced with a wooden applique from Lowe’s.
The nightstand was then refinished in Off White, with Tobacco glaze accenting the detail.
Distressing revealed the original wood tones. A hole was drilled in the middle of the drawer, so the small ornate pull could be attached.
For more inspiration, visit our Nightstands – Before & After collection.
This 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.
Barn Red gave matching ornate nightstands a whole new life, with black glaze accented the ornate detail.
For more inspiration, visit our Red Refinished Furniture collection.