This maple six drawer dresser had serious issues! Initially, I wondered what I was thinking to have purchased it. It was spray painted purple and veneer was missing on the top corners. I threw out what pulls were left because they were spray painted a tacky looking silver.
After making repairs and sanding, paint, glaze, and distressing did their magic! Turquoisebrought the dresser back to life. Black Glaze highlighted the years of wear on the original finish, creating an eye-catching weathered look. New knobs and pulls topped off the rustic feel of this piece.
Glazing furniture is an art that we’ve captured in our DIY eBook Facelift Your Furniture. Along with providing information about every product needed to paint, glaze, and distress, we also provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for making your project a success, with particular detail provided on the glazing process.
One of the most exciting things about glazeis 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 dresserfor 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!
Ralph Lauren “Black Truffles” Glaze was used to create this finish. As seen here, glazing is an art that rewards great results on ornate furniture pieces.