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  • Dresser in distressed Turquoise and Off White with Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift Furniture

    This worn out old dresser had seen it’s better day. With pulls missing, and the original finish worn down, it was a perfect candidate for paint, glaze and distressing

    The dresser was refinished in Turquoise and Off White, with Black Glaze used to accent all the molding and distinctive features of the drawers and doors.

    Distressing added to the one-of-a-kind character. New pulls were added to the drawers and doors.

    For more inspiration, visit our Dressers – Before & After collection. Or visit our Turquoise Refinished Furniture collection. 

  • When I first started painting and glazing furniture, I discovered that 8 oz. sample of paint were a perfect way to experiment with new colors. 

    For example, when I first tried turquoise, I used a sample size from Lowe’s on an end table.  I immediately saw how good it looked on old furniture.  And when I realized how good Black Glaze looked on Turquoise, I was hooked!

    Raph Lauren glaze works best of satin finish paint, and since Lowe’s Valspar samples are satin, they are a great way to experiment with paint colors, along with glaze finishes.  (Home Depot’s Behr brand, which is a high quality product, only provides samples in flat finish). 

    I continue to purchase sample sizes of new colors.  This past summer I experimented with a couple of yellows found on a special Spring/Summer paint color display at Lowe’s.  Now, Lowe’s has a new display for Fall/Winter, featured colors for our current seasons. 

    At just $3, I love picking these up and giving them a try.  The other day, I grabbed two samples from Lowe’s Fall/Winter collection.  “Withered Moss” and “Gold Infusion” are earth toned yellow-greens, and I have tried each on a couple of magnetic chalk boards.  I glazed each with a blend of Black and Tobacco glaze (I call the mix “Espresso”), and I really like these new colors!

    An 8 oz. will paint most end tables, and two 8 oz containers will paint a small dresser.  So if you’re in the mood to experiment with color, grab a sample or two, and discover what new colors may work well for your next furniture painting project.

    This website is not sponsored by nor in any way affiliated with the Lowe’s, Valspar, Home Depot or Behr brands.

  • 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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    White-SPACEOrnate Dresser in Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before and  After from the Facelift Furniture DIY blog

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  • One of the ways I enjoy getting creative is with ornate parts of dumpster worthy furniture!  Our Re-purposed Wall Pieces album has many photos of accent pieces made from parts of furniture that have been recycled and upstyled.

    You’ll find ideas on what to do with old cabinet doors too!  Click on the photos, and you’ll find descriptions on how the pieces were made.

     

     

     

  • There is something that just doesn’t seem right about beating a piece of furniture with a chain!

    End Table Distressed with a ChainI’d heard it could be done to distress furniture, but something in me cringed at the idea.  It just didn’t seem right!

    Maybe it’s the idea of the damage done being irreversible.  Once the harm is inflicted, there’s no going back. Yet as I’ve learned, banged up furniture is often what makes the painted and glazed look come to life.

    How I did it

    Lime Green Queen Ann End Table - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureSo I give in, and bought two feet of heavy duty chain at Home Depot.  Then I pondered which piece would by my victim.  The passed over Queen Anne end table, on top of which I had refinished countless other end tables, was my choice.

    I’m a newbie to this, so it still seems very strange to think that I beat this piece.  What made me do it was the potential of what could be.  Afterwards, it’s nice cherry finish was dinged up, with little pot marks all over the place.

    Sylish Dings

    Next came white primer, followed by Lime Green paint.  Then Black Glaze, and man did it make those dings pop!  When the piece was distressed, all the colors–including the original wood finish and white primer–came together to create a fantasic rustic finish.  It’s almost hard to imagine the original table could take on this look!

     

  • 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

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