Dresser Dressed in Layers and Glaze
Do you see pieces of furniture with gorgeous layers of color? It’s glaze! Glazing is something that can take some practice, but so worth trying! There are endless ways to use glaze. Here I am showing a traditional way to use glaze, to make something look antiqued.
I got this dresser for FREE from a sweet local reader. BTW, if you live near me, and are looking for a good place to unload your unwanted furniture, message me. I am always in the market 🙂
I used several layers of a Chalk Type Paint. Update! My Go to Paint now is 100% Natural DIY Clay Paint. It is hands down the MOST fun paint, easiest to work with, and gorgeous results. No priming, no sanding, just start painting! I started with a thin layer of Brown. This is a great trick to make the piece you are working on look like it was originally a dark stained, expensive piece. You can see how I have done that HERE. It is a great way to “fake a stain” like I maybe might be faking my hair…..
I did my next layer in one of my favorite go-to colors, Young Kansas Wheat. You can see how this paint looks on different pieces on this POST (where I got these nightstands for FREE too!). I knew I wanted a lot of depth and age to this piece, so I mixed up some Glaze and tinted it with one of my favorite colorants, Modern Masters Coffee Bean. If you are looking for an all in one product. DIY Paint’s Clear Liquid Patina works as an amazing Glaze and finish. I recommend putting down a coat of clear Patina before the tinted Patina. This provides a barrier between the paint and the color, and will give the glaze more “movement”.
My Go To Finish is DIY Paint 100% Clear Wax. If you prefer a Brush on Clear Coat, Liquid Patina or even tougher is DIY Big Top are my recommendations.
Finally, the hardware needed an update. I sprayed them out in a Metallic Finish paint and darkened it again with Modern Masters Colorant. Hover over the picture, it will take you to the link where I show this trick too.
Get ready to start dressing your dressers in layers and Glaze!