Half the fun of refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing is finding funky old vintage pieces just screaming for attention.
They’ve seen their better day, and are waiting for better days to come. Such was the case with this large end table!
With it’s chunky and scalloped molding, paint, glaze and distressing would bring it back to life. In Barn Red and Black Glaze distressed down to the white primer and original wood tones, it look on a one-of-a-kind look.
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From desks to dressers, chests to nightstands, cabinets to end tables too, you will find examples of how this character filled color provides an upstyled look and new life to weary, old furniture!
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With paint, glaze and distressing, the sky is the limit with old furniture that’s past it’s prime. Cringe-worthy and destined for the curb, endless possibilities abound when a little outside-the-box imagination is applied to dated and dreary pieces.
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Barn Red is a favorite of mine, and this dresser took on a whole new life in this color, with Black Glaze accenting all the detailed areas.
This is a rare occasion when I chose not to distress a piece. Typically, I distress down to the original wood tones to pop out those colors and add dimension to a piece piece.
But in this case, I let the Black Glaze do it’s work on the detailed areas and in contrast to Barn Red. I also spray painted the original vintage pulls black, and they pop off the red with their new look.
Rarely do I refinish a set like that the same color. Instead, when painting, glazing and distressing, I like to choose unique colors fitting for each piece. With the matching mirrors, I selected Barn Red and Off White.
With the mirrors, I removed the mirror glass from each frames. 1971 was stamped on the back of each, revealing the year they were made. Removing the mirror glass allows refinishing without taping the mirror, and a clean, well defined finish is created that doesn’t bleed onto the mirror surface.
Both frame were distressed, with white primer adding a great pop and contrast to the Black Glaze and color of the Barn Red frame. Then the frames received a coat of polyurethane to protect the new finish.