Barn Red Dresser with Black Vintage Pulls – Before & After

Barn Red Dresser with Black Vintage Pulls - Before & AfterThis tall dresser was painted, glazed, and distressed, giving it a new, upstyled look.

It was painted Barn Red, with Black Glaze accenting the molding. The edges were lightly distressed, and the original vintage pulls were spray painted satin black.

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Vintage End Table in Chili Pepper Red – Before & After

Weary and worn end table given a new life in Chili Pepper Red - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureThis weary and worn end table was given a whole new life with paint and glaze!

Refinished in Chili Pepper Red, the end table popped back to life. Black glaze accented the new color with an antiqued look. 

For more inspiration, visit our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.

 

 

Chunky Red End Table – Before & After

Chunky end table in distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureHalf 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.

Want more inspiration? Visit our Living & Dining Room Furniture – Before & After collection.

 

 

New Red Refinished Furniture Collection

The Red Refinished Furniture collection from Facelift Furniture.Red is a signature color at Facelift Furniture, and we have gathered a collection of our favorite Red pieces for your inspiration!

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!

View the album HERE to view these and many other pieces in full view!

Repurposed & Upstyled Possibilities for Cringe-worthy Furniture

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.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.

Cabinet doors become chalkboards and coat racks, and the same with past their prime headboards. And furniture that would seem to be on it’s last leg can take on a new life  never before imagined.

Our website is dedicated to inspiring how creativity can come to life with your next DIY project.  Our blog and the many collections in our portfolio showcase our all favorite pieces transformed by paint, glaze and distressing.

 

Barn Red Vintage Dresser with Black Pulls

Barn Red Dresser Black PullsBarn 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.

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Vintage 1971 Mirrors in Barn Red & Off White

Mirror Ornate Barn RedIn my previous post, I wrote about a nightstand upstyled in Robin’s Egg Blue & Black. That piece was part of a bedroom set I purchased, including an ornate dresser and matching mirrors.

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 frames were spray primed white, and then painted with two coats of latex enamel. The Barn Red frame was glazed Black, while the Off White frame was glazed Tobacco.

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.

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