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  • Sea Blue hutch with white, sun-faded glaze.  originally painted off-white which comes through with distressing.  Bold crown molding tops off a tall but trim display and storage piece that would fit well into a compact area. Includes newly installed display light.  Ample storage that is also freshly painted (see below).

  • Chunky Vintage Dresser in Antiqued White from Facelift FurnitureVintage Chunky Dresser ~ in Antiqued White with Tea Stain Glaze.

    One of the things I like most about refinishing furniture with paint and glaze is seeing how an ugly dresser like this can be transformed into a beautiful and prized piece. With all it’s molding, and very solid construction, there was tons of potential beyond this dated appearance.

    The dresser was painted antiqued white, distressed, and then tea-stained glaze was applied to provide the off-white, antiqued look.

    Antiqued White Chunky Vintage Dresser Before & After
  • Howdy from the cool confines of my “office” at Starbucks. Since I work out of our garage, and the afternoon Texas heat is unbearable for painting, I pay cheap rent (small coffees!) to office here. I usually make it here after doing a quick circuit of the all the thrift stores I frequent for great pieces. I actually said no to 3 great end tables and nightstands today–not easily done–as all my storage space is packed to the brim! But it’s always fun to look (and maybe I’ll change my mind tomorrow).
    But this past weekend, I couldn’t turn down this beautiful antique bedroom set. I love the architecture of these pieces. I love walking by them in our entry way and admiring their stately form! Someone is going to really (okay, please pardon my maybe dated “guy” talk here) score with these pieces. Individual photos of the pieces are below.
    Can’t you just see how great they’ll look antiqued white and lightly distressed? Of course, there are other color options.
    UPDATE: SOLD – thanks Charlie!
    This beauty would also work great as a small buffet or large entry table
    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. 

  • 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

  • Chippy Antiqued White Desk Facelift Furniture

    Shabby chic Antiqued White desk with one drawer and three side shelves.  Chippy distressed, with tea-stained glazed worked into all the “old character” of the desktop.

    For more examples of pieces refinished with paint, glaze, and distressing, visit our Desks & Vanities album!
    Chippy Antiqued White Desk
    Chippy Antiqued White Desk Side
  • 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.

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