This narrow chest of drawers had seen its better day. Weary and worn, it took on a whole new life with paint, glaze and distressing!
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This old dresser was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.
At the bottom of the dresser, an ornate wood applique was added.
The dresser was refinished in Sea Blue. Black Glaze was used to provide an antiqued look, as well as accent the molding a detailed areas.
Light distressing popped out the original wood tones.
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I love repurposing retro furniture. With this old school stereo cabinet I found at a thrift store, the opportunity unfolded to upgrade both the look and usability of the piece.
This cabinet required major dismantling before being refinished. Inside, I found a dated turn table, 8-track player, and built in speakers. This was my second stereo cabinet re-do, and with lessons learned from my first project, I was able to tackle this project much faster.
My battery operated screwdriver was my best friend. As I removed the interior components piece by piece, space opened up for functional storage. The outer doors slid to the middle, and removing the speakers created front openings to the cabinet. I custom cut a board to place in the bottom.
I painted, glazed, and distressed the piece in Sea Blue and Off White, with Black Glaze accenting the detailed areas. Distressing revealed both the white spray primer, and original wood tones. With a couple of the original pulls missing, I replaced them with pulls spray painted black.
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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.