Turquoise French Nightstand – Before & After

Turquoise French Nightstand - Before & AfterClassic 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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Nightstand Refinishing Ideas

Facelift Furniture Nightstands CollectionNightstands are a perfect way to learn how to paint, glaze, and distress furniture.  It’s how I learned, and I’ll never forgot the excitement of seeing how glaze did it’s magic on a chunky nightstand.

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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Ornate Nightstand in Robin’s Egg Blue & Black

Robin's Egg & Black Nightstand - Before & AfterThis 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The original pull for the top drawer had been replaced by a knob by the time I purchased it.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.White-SPACERobin's Egg & Black Nightstand


How Glaze Transforms Ornate Furniture

How Glaze Transforms Ornate Furniture ~ From Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogOf 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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Nighstand Transformed in Turquoise & Black Glaze

Nightstand in distressed Turquoise & Black Glaze - DIY inspiration from Facelift FurnitureWeary 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.

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Vintage Chest & Nightstand in Distressed Turquoise – Before & After

Vintage Chest & Nightstand in distressed Turquoise & Black Glaze - Before & After from Facelift Furniture!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.

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Ornate Maple Nightstand in Distressed Off White – Before & After

Ornate Maple Nightstand in Distressed Off White - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis 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. 

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