One of my most favorite things to do to furniture is to glaze it. The glaze covers so many imperfections and also highlights the details to a piece.
I thought I would show you the difference that can be made to a piece with just a little glaze.
I got this piece from a client, that they found for free.
Here is a close up of one of the doors.
SO MUCH DETAIL! I just LOVE it!
She wanted me to paint it a Behr color called Water Sprout. The color reminds me of green sorbet.
To get into all those little crevices I had to use one of the boys cheap little paint brushes. You know the ones used for water coloring. They were the only things small enough I could find to fit into those little knicks and crannies.
Here is what she looked like painted and one of the doors glazed.
Here is a closer look.
See how the glaze really makes the details show up?
There is really not a wrong way to glaze.
I use Ralph Lauren's fauz technique glaze that has the color tea stain added to it. Sometimes I just use wood stain to glaze. It is just what ever tickles your fancy at the moment.
I brush the glaze on all over the piece.
Does your husband have a shirt that he still wears and it drives you batty that he thinks that it is still a good looking shirt?
This is the time to go and grab it and use it for something useful.
When I glaze I do the wipe on, wipe off method. (Thank you Karate kid)
I wipe on the glaze with a brush and then I wipe off with whatever shirt or cloth I decided we do not need anymore.
Due to the flash the door closest to us looks a little lighter, but they are the same.
See how easy that is?
Unfortunately I didn't get a full picture of the finished side board. So sorry.
But here is a recap of the door.
This is before I glazed the whole side board. I was just so anxious to do the doors. I did them first.