Endless opportunities for creativity come alive when vintage furniture, mirrors and almost any kind of door is upstyled with paint, glaze and distressing.
When you take a retro design and transform it with a great color, the one-of-a-kind accenting provided by glaze, and distressing that draws out the original wood tones, you open up the door to hard to match charm and character in your living space.
Not only do furniture pieces take on a new look, but cabinet doors and headboards can be transformed into coat racks, chalkboards, photo displays.
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Hexagon end tables are a favorite of mine to refinish, and I love the transformation that occurred with this weary and dated piece. In a previous post, I shared my technique for refinishing Formica laminate surfaces on pieces just like this one here.
A couple of days ago, I saw this display at Home Depot announcing some BIG NEWS. Ralph Lauren Faux Technique Glaze is back, as Home Depot is again carrying the Ralph Lauren line of paints!
When I first experimented with Ralph Lauren Glaze 3 years ago, Home Depot had all the products on clearance as they were discontinuing the line. I purchased as lot of glaze at a great price, but was sad that it would only be found at specialty paint stores.
In my DIY eBook “Facelift Your Furniture”, I explain in detail how to use Ralph Lauren Glaze on furniture. It is the product that makes the character of painted furniture come to life. It highlights ornate detail and can reveal the wear and tear on furniture in a very charming manner.
I’m thrilled it’s back, and am very excited for everyone who has purchased “Facelift Your Furniture”. Purchasing this great product has become much easier for many!
UPDATE: The Tobacco, Tea Stained, and Black Truffles tints I recommend in my eBook are not in Home Depot’s paint department computers for Ralph Lauren glaze. I am not sure why this is the case, but a helpful paint rep sent me the following original formulas for Tobacco and Tea Stained tints. For Black Truffles, simply ask for it to be tinted with as much black as possible (I don’t have a formula for Black Truffles, but that’s worked for me with numerous purchases). Take these numbers with you, and your Home Depot paint department should be able to mix them up for you in quart or gallon sized cans of glaze.
This website is in no way affiliated with Home Depot or Ralph Laurne. The opinions stated here are my own.