How Paint, Glaze & Distressing Open New Doors For Dressers

How paint, glaze and distressing open new doors in a home for dressers. From the Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.When dressers are given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing, doors open to how they may be used all over a home.

Dressers are not only an obvious option for a bedroom, but make fantastic consoles for flat screen TV’s. Many have chosen that open with dressers I’ve refinished.

When dressers are painted, glazed and distressed their old look receives such an upgrade that they may also be used in a large entry area or as a buffet in a dining area.

And when using latex enamel, the color options are endless. We have our favorites, but the sky is the limit when color is used to transform any piece of furniture.

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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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Turquoise Dresser Glazed Black – Before & After

Ornate Dresser in Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before and After from the Facelift Furniture DIY blogOne of the most exciting things about glaze is how it accents detailed, ornate furniture pieces. Combined with a great paint color, glaze draws out all the character of a weary and worn piece of furniture just waiting for a new look.

Take this dresser for example.  After sanding major wear on the top, it was ready for a new look.  I painted it turquoise, and then went to work with the glaze.  This is one of the first pieces where I used glaze to accent detailed areas in this way.  It was very rewarding, and with new hardware, it took on a new life!

Ornate Dresser in Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before and After from the Facelift Furniture DIY blogRalph Lauren “Black Truffles” Glaze was used to create this finish.  As seen here, glazing is an art that rewards great results on ornate furniture pieces.

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White-SPACEOrnate Dresser in Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before and After from the Facelift Furniture DIY blog

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Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk – Before & After

Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis weary old vanity desk was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Sea Blue, Black glaze was used to accent the molding and provide an antiqued look.

Distressing revealed both original wood tones as well white primer, helping the new look pop.

Old pull holes were filled (prior to painting) and new ones drilled for the new rustic style looking pulls put on the drawers. 

For more inspiration, visit our Desks & Vanities – Before & After collection. 

Distressed Off White Cabinet with Tobacco Glaze – Before & After

Distressed Off White Cabinet with Tobacco Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis custom built cabinet was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Off White, Tobacco colored glaze was used to accent the molding

Light distressing popped out the original wood tones. A new pull was added to the door to add to the look. 

Go here to learn about the primer used on the top formica surface

For more inspiration, visit our Cabinets – Before & Aftercollection.

 

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. 

For more inspiration, visit our Nightstands – Before & After collection. 

 

Cabinet in Distressed Off White with Tobacco Glaze – Before & After

Cabinet in Distressed Off White with Tobacco Glaze - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis custom built cabinet was given a whole new look with paint, glaze and distressing

Refinished in Off White, Tobacco colored glaze was used to accent the molding

Light distressing popped out the original wood tones. A new pull was added to the door to add to the look. 

Go here to learn about the primer used on the top formica surface

For more inspiration, visit our Cabinets – Before & After collection.