French Provincial Dining Set

Black French Dining Chair

This French Provincial dining set has 4 chairs, with a curvy legged table with curves along the table top edge.

The entire set is painted black, and is lightly distressed. The distressing makes it’s great features pop out–especially on the chair back and table edges!

There’s new fabric on the chairs, and the table top is coated with polyurethane for durability.

Black French Dining Set

Chippy Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk

Chippy Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk.  Facelift Furniture DIY BlogSea Blue Vanity Desk with sun-faded White Glaze. Was previously painted white, which comes out great through all the highly distressed chippy look.  Great molding–and lots of great character!

New pulls spray painted white, with light coat of shimmering ivory.  Very solid construction, with dove tail joints. 


Chippy Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk.  Facelift Furniture DIY Blog

Chippy Distressed Sea Blue Vanity Desk.  Facelift Furniture DIY Blog

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Distressed Black Vintage Chest & Nightstand

SOLD:  Vintage chest of drawers and nightstand.  Painted Black, with linear distressing and newly added hardware (drawers previously had none).  With this major transformation, this set looks great with its updated modern look.  Made by Basset, these are high quality pieces.  All wood dovetail drawers that are deep and with lots of storage.  Chest measures 43″ tall, 34″ wide, 18″ deep.  Nightstand 24″ tall, 18″ wide, 15″ deep. 

The nightstand was previously high-lighted as the eighth transformation in the Nine Needing a New Look series.  Since that post, the new hardware has been added. 

Turquoise & Antiqued White End Table

Turqouise & White End TableCharming distressed Antiqued White and Turquoise end table with heavy Tea-Stained Glaze.

The top shelf is bolted to the bottom, so I took them apart and was able to cleanly paint each different colors.  I’ve found that with back and underside areas, if a part of the furniture can be removed and reattached, the job is much easier done.  With this piece, even with the distressed and shabby chic look, I like how taking it apart resulted in clean color seams between the sides and bottom surface.

Find more inspiration in our End Tables album!

Turqouise & White End Table top

Sea Blue Nightstand – Before & After

Sea Blue Nightstand Before & AfterWhen Taylor purchased a Sea Blue six drawer dresser, she wanted a nightstand with the same color and sun-washed white glaze.  She chose this nightstand, which is from the Nine Needing a New Look group

This nightstand took on a whole new life with it’s new color!  And the white glaze did a great job of accenting the molding and spindles on the doors. The original knobs and hinges were kept on the nightstand.



There are just two to go in the Nine Needing a New Look series!  I’ll be featuring the vintage nightstand tomorrow, and it will highlight yet another color option different from those below.  To see all the previous transformations, go HERE.

Cheery Yellow End Table

In our recent series titled Nine Needing a New Look, we’ve seen what can happen when great paint colors transform dated and even ugly furniture.  To take a look back at the five pieces that have been upcycled so far, go here.
Soon after the first post of this series, Susan emailed me and requested to have the top middle maple end table custom painted.  She hand picked her paint color from Lowe’s, and chose Valspar “Imperial Yellow.”  Susan’s table selection is now featured as the sixth in this series. 
I’ve never painted furniture such a bright yellow, and have to admit I was a bit sceptical.  After distressing and applying tea-stained glaze to it, I was sold!
Susan chose distressed yellow with tea-stained glaze to create a statement piece.  I think she chose well, and look forward to painting another end table this cheery color.

This series is also featured on our Facebook page in a before and after album titled Nine Needing a New Look.  It can be viewed by clicking HERE (no Facebook account required).