Ornate Dresser in Distressed Grey & Black Glaze

Ornate dresser in Gray with Black Glaze - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureWhen furniture’s current look isn’t a good fit, paint, glaze and distressing can take a piece in an entirely different direction.

Take this ornate dresser. The detailed areas were originally painted gold, while the rest of the wood was dark brown. With so much detail, the gold highlights on all the ornate detail were a bit overbearing.

Refinishing furniture in a neutral color provided a more uniform look, while black glaze highlighted the detail in a way that wasn’t too bold.

Dresser in Distressed Sea Blue – Before & After

Dresser in Distressed Sea Blue - Before and After from Facelift Furniture!This old dresser was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

At the bottom of the dresser, an ornate wood applique was added. 

The dresser was refinished in Sea Blue. Black Glaze was used to provide an antiqued look, as well as accent the molding a detailed areas.

Light distressing popped out the original wood tones.

For more inspiration, visit our Sea Blue Furniture – Before & After collection.