Peacock Blue Old Oak Chair

Peacock Blue Old Oak ChairCharming old oak chair with great lines and ornate detail.  Painted, glazed, and distressed in Peacock Blue, with Black Glaze and distressing accenting detailed areas and the old oak character.  New upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby.

To see this chair’s twin upstyled in antiqued white, go HERE. Visit our DIY Inspiration album for even more furniture brought to life with paint and glaze!

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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Ornate Sea Blue Buffet – Before & After

Ornate Sea Blue Buffet Before & AfterThis ornate buffet was painted, glazed and distressed in Sea Blue and Black Glaze.  Distressing reveals white primer and wood tones.

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Spray primer was applied to entire piece, so that distressing would reveal contrast of white against  the Sea Blue and Black Glaze.

The top of the piece was painted Sea Blue, like the rest of the piece, and then three coats of Black Glaze were brushed on to create darker look.

 

 

 

 

Ornate Sea Blue Buffet Black Glaze

Vintage Mirrors in New Colors

 
Vintage dresser mirrors are great candidates for an upstyled look.  There matching mirrors, dated “1971” on the back, were set free in Lime Green  and Turquoise.  Both are distressed and with heavy black glaze.  They are each 45″ tall, and just 19.5″ wide, providing a narrow wall space with a lot of pop!

Desk with Shelves – Before & After

Desk with shelves, painted Off-white, chippy distressed, and with Tobacco colored glaze.  New hardware.  

 
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of upstyled pieces, go HERE.
 
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Chunky Clothing Armoire – Before & After

Half the fun with upstyling old, dated, weary and worn furniture is seeing the potential.  A recent customer saw what could be done with this clothing armoire, and here are photos to show its transformation.

The armoire was painted Off-white, distressed, and with tobacco colored glaze accenting the detailed areas.  All original hardware retained.

More photos below…

 
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Sea Blue Antique Vanity Desk – Before & After

Sea Blue Antique Vanity Desk - Before & After. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog

Antique vanity desk, in distressed Sea Blue, with Black Glaze. Great accent piece with its compact size and great character.  Original pulls.

For even more ideas for refinishing with paint, glaze, & distressing, browse our Desks & Vanities album below!

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Sea Blue Antique Vanity Desk - Before & After. Facelift Furniture DIY Blog

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