VintageRevivalWhen I first discovered how paint, glaze and distressing can create a whole new look for weary, old furniture, I was amazed. Cringe-worthy pieces all of a sudden took on a whole new life, with one-of-a-kind character that worked off the best of their original vintage design.

The outside the box approach of color provides fantastic options for pieces destined for the thrift store, college dorm or nearby curb. Weary old original finish became the palette upon which paint and glaze bring the character of a  piece to life.

One of my favorite things to do with a piece that’s been painted, glazed and distressed is to reuse the original hardware. The aged look of original knobs and pulls provides a great throw back to the original design, while adding character to the new look.

And when the original pulls don’t have the right color for the refinished piece, my second favorite things to do is spray paint the hardware to fit the look of the new piece.

Black is a favorite spray paint color for pulls and knobs on Turquoise, Sea Blue and Red. Dark bronze is my favorite for Antiqued White.