Vintage Cabinet Before & AfterOne of the things I love most about refinishing furniture with paint, glaze and distressing is that I get to work with some of the ugliest pieces I’ve seen in my entire life.  Before I learned to upstyle furniture, I never saw the potential the value in chunky, vintage furniture with it’s bold molding and large and in charge pulls.

But when with paint and glaze, a whole new world emerges with the new look a piece can assume.  Distressing reveals the original finish color, and the old pulls proclaim the piece’s past while helping celebrate a whole new look.

This vintage cabinet is a case in point.  I’ve been refinishing furniture for three years now, and this past month, I’ve been digging through all my old photos to create albums for all the types of pieces I’ve worked with.  I just added this piece to our new Hutches, Cabinets, and Buffets album, and I love the before and after pics that show the transformation.