Charming old oak chair with great lines and ornate detail. Painted, glazed, and distressed in Peacock Blue, with Black Glaze and distressing accenting detailed areas and the old oak character. New upholstery fabric from Hobby Lobby.
One of the most exciting things about glaze is how it accents detailed, ornate furniture pieces. Combined with a great paint color, glaze draws out all the character of a weary and worn piece of furniture just waiting for a new look.
Take this dresser for example. After sanding major wear on the top, it was ready for a new look. I painted it turquoise, and then went to work with the glaze. This is one of the first pieces where I used glaze to accent detailed areas in this way. It was very rewarding, and with new hardware, it took on a new life!
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Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Spray primer was applied to entire piece, so that distressing would reveal contrast of white against the Sea Blue and Black Glaze.
The top of the piece was painted Sea Blue, like the rest of the piece, and then three coats of Black Glaze were brushed on to create darker look.
Half the fun with upstyling old, dated, weary and worn furniture is seeing the potential. A recent customer saw what could be done with this clothing armoire, and here are photos to show its transformation.
The armoire was painted Off-white, distressed, and with tobacco colored glaze accenting the detailed areas. All original hardware retained.
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Antique vanity desk, in distressed Sea Blue, with Black Glaze. Great accent piece with its compact size and great character. Original pulls.
For even more ideas for refinishing with paint, glaze, & distressing, browse our Desks & Vanities album below!
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