Old Maple Dresser Refinished in Yellow – Before & After

Old Maple Dresser Refinished in Yellow - Before & After

This old maple dresser was given a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Yellow, Tobacco glaze provided an aged and antiqued look.

Light distressing revealed the original wood tones, while new pulls popped off the fronts of the drawers.

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

 

Media Console in Yellow with Black Glaze – Before & After

Media Console in Yellow with Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogMedia console painted, glazed and distressed in Yellow, with light Black Glaze accenting molding and ornate areas. Distressing reveals original wood tones.

For more inspiration, visit our Furniture Before & After board on Pinterest.

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).