Ornate Nightstand in Robin’s Egg Blue & Black

Robin's Egg & Black Nightstand - Before & AfterThis ornate nightstand is painted, glazed and distressed in two colors. Robin’s Egg Blue covers the drawers, sides, and molding, with Black Glaze accenting details areas. The top and bottom are painted Black, with white primer popping through the distressing.

The original pull for the top drawer had been replaced by a knob by the time I purchased it. I replaced it with a vintage pull that fit the style better, and spray painted it and the bottom drawer pull black.

This nightstand was part of a 70’s vintage bedroom set I recently purchased, with a matching ornate dresser and matching mirrors.White-SPACERobin's Egg & Black Nightstand

 

Chest in Distressed Barn Red – Before & After

Chest of Drawers in Distressed Barn Red - Before & AfterThis pine chest of drawers was given a whole new look with paint, glaze and distressing!

The chest was refinished in Barn Red, with Black glaze accenting all the molding and detail.

Distressing revealed the original wood tones, as well as the primer which added extra pop.

The original pulls were spray painted black. Since one of the pulls was missing, the holes were filled on the top drawers and holes for knobs were drilled. 

For more inspiration, visit our Chests of Drawers – Before & After collection. 

Dresser in Barn Red & Dark Brown – Before & After

Dresser in Barn Red & Dark Brown - Before & After from Facelift FurnitureThis small dresser was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Dark Brown and Barn Red, it took on a whole new look!

Black Glaze accented the molding, while distressing revealed both the white primer and original wood tones.

Vintage pulls were spray painted dark bronze, tying in with the new look!

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

 

Barn Red & Dark Brown Dresser – Before & After

Dresser in Dark Brown and Barn Red - Before and After from Facelift FurnitureThis small dresser was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.

Refinished in Dark Brown and Barn Red, it took on a whole new look!

Black Glaze accented the molding, while distressing revealed both the white primer and original wood tones.

Vintage pulls were spray painted dark bronze, tying in with the new look!

Dresser in Distressed Barn Red with Black Glaze

Dresser in Distressed Barn Red adn Black Glaze - DIY Inspiration from Facelift FurnitureBarn Red has a way of bringing weary old furniture back to life when used with paint, glaze and distressing.

As seen with this dresser, the bright pop of Barn Red, combined with the accenting effect of Black Glaze, is a sure fire one-two punch. 

Distressing down the original wood tones adds even more definition to the new look. 

The original hardware, previously brass colored and dated, provided the finishing touch when spray painted black. 

Antique Desk in Off White with Turquoise Pulls

Before & After Off White Desk Turq PullsI found this desk at a garage sale, and immediately saw the potential. I love this old style in antique desks. They are favorite type of piece to refinish.

With the desk, I was drawn not only to its style, but the original pulls. With their ornate design, I knew I wanted to reuse them. It was just a matter of how!

I painted, glazed, and distressed the desk in Off White with Tobacco Glaze. Since it had previously been spray painted, I made sure to remove any loose paint when scuff sanding the piece.

I’m a fan of spray painting vintage knobs and pulls when needed. I also like going with their original color, but sometimes painting a new color will tie in better with the look of a new piece.

Typically, I spray paint pulls black, but with the desk, the idea came to me of Turquoise. It took me a few days to pull the trigger, but I had a feeling they would really pop off the desk and look classy with their intricate design.

I first painted the pulls black, then added the Turquoise without completely covering the black.  This provided dimension as well as some slight variation to the look of the pulls.

 

Turq Pulls Desk Antq Off White