Peacock Blue Hexagon End Table – Before & After

Peacock Blue Hexagon End Table - Before & After

This vintage hexagon end table had seen it’s better day. That is, until it was painted, glazed, and distressed!

Of all the old pieces of furniture I like to refinish, hexagon end tables are a favorite.

Weary and worn, I have little desire to see these dated pieces in my home. Refinished with paint, glaze, and distressing, they take on a whole new life of character and eye-catching appeal.

This piece is upstyled in in distressed Peacock Blue. Black glaze accents the detailed areas. And old lion’s head pulls replaced the original pulls (since one of them was broken).

This piece is also featured in our Hexagon End Tables Collection, which shows how these pieces have been refinished in all kind of colors!

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Distressed White Clothing Armoire

Distressed White Clothing Armoire. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.Tiffany & Ben purchased this great armoire on craigslist.  In place of the natural pine finish, they wanted it custom painted white with light distressing–which accentuated all the great detail.  An additional shelf later placed in the upper storage area provided even more storage.

The original hardware was also spray painted white.  The armoire is now part of their girls’ bedroom.  You can also find the finished armoire featured at That Village House.

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The Limitless Options of Paint Colors & Old Pieces

The limitless options of paint colors and old furniture pieces. From Facelift Furniture's DIY blog.When it comes to old pieces of furniture, I’m a big fan of thinking outside the box. I like thinking about how a dated piece or discarded cabinet door can be repurposed and made into an eye catching accent.

Whether coat racks or chalkboards, what was once past it’s prime brings a pop of character into a home.

And with the limitless options of colors that can be used with paint, glaze and distressing, opportunities for creativity jump out all over the place!

 

 

Turquoise Dresser with Heavy Black Glaze – Before & After

Turquoise Dresser with Heavy Black Glaze - Before & After

This dresser is among the must unique I’ve refinished. The molding around the fronts of the drawers double as the pulls!

This dresser is painted, glazed, and distressed in Turquoise, with heavy Black Glaze on the piece. The before and after photos here capture the transformation.

Find more inspiration in our Bedroom Furniture – Before & After collection. Or visit our Turquoise Refinished Furniture collection.

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Turquoise Dresser with Heavy Black Glaze - Before & After

Antiqued White Oval French Nightstands – Before & After

Ornate French Nightstands in distressed Antiqued White - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThese elegant French oval nightstands where painted, glazed and distressed in Antiqued White.

Light Tobacco Glaze accented the ornate detail and molding. Distressing revealed the wood tones, and the original knobs were reused on the drawers.

For more upstyled inspiration and ideas for how nightstands may be refinished, visit our Nightstands collection.

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Ornate French Nightstands in distressed Antiqued White - see the Before & After on the Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.

Ornate Vintage Dresser in Distressed Off White

Off White Ornate Dresser - Before & AfterThis ornate dresser was part of a set I purchased, including a nightstand and matching mirrors featured in recent posts. This early 70’s set is marked by funky character–and was primed with potential for a new look!

painted, glazed, and distressed the pieces in four different colors. The nightstand was upstyled in Robin’s Egg Blue and Black, while the mirrors were transformed in Barn Red and Off White.

I also chose Off White for the dresser, with heavy Tobacco colored Glaze accenting the detailed molding and ornate areas. Distressing popped out the original wood tones, and especially drew attention to the ornate areas on the top drawers and middle door.

The original pulls and hardware are a big part of the new look. They pop off the new color, and proclaim the vintage 70’s style!

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