Dresser Dressed in Layers and Glaze

Furniture and Cabinetry Redouxs, Furniture Makeovers

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!


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14 Comments

  1. Heidi @ Decor & More

    Awesome, Karen! It almost has a silvery sheen to it — may have to experiment with this!
    xo Heidi

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  2. Jayne

    Just beautiful and thanks for all the help to get the look!

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  3. cassie

    so pretty- gorgeous finish!

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  4. blake

    what a fantastic post! Awesome!

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  5. kirby

    I love it!

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  6. Hetty

    Absolutely lovely! Great layering!

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  7. Danielle

    So pretty! We’re getting LOTS of snow here tomorrow. Hope you stay warm in CA!

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  8. Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse

    Karen, this is gorgeous! You do such amazing work! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party should be live in a couple of hours. Enjoy the rest of your season! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking

    Oh… I love all those layers of glaze goodness! So pretty!!! I’m featuring it this week’s PoPP Spotlight.

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