When in comes to refinishing furniture, GLAZE is my best friend. Glaze draws out the character and detail of a piece with a weathered charm that is hard to match. As you can see, my cans of glaze do not sit idle.
In my new DIY eBook “Facelift Your Furniture”, I describe in detail what glaze is, and how you can use it step-by-step–with photo illustrations to guide your way. If you want to learn to glaze painted furniture, you will find this how to guide very helpful!
In the eBook, I recommend Ralph Lauren Faux Technique Glaze as THE product to use on furniture. It is outstanding and works wonders. It is available at Home Depot* and at specialty paint stores.
On the Ralph Lauren website, you can search for the closest paint store selling RL glaze. Follow the link HERE to the search page (far right box) where you can enter your zip code to find the closest store. Two lines down, be sure and designate that you are looking for “Ralph Lauren Paint Stores”.
Oh, and another thing. RL glaze can be purchased in quarts. You don’t need to purchase a gallon, and a quart will last you many projects!
*After a three year period of not carrying Ralph Lauren paint products, Home Depot starting carrying the line again July 2014.
For their custom refinishing order, Laurel & Stephen wanted a new look for a tall hand crafted bookshelf going in their daughter’s bedroom. Previously painted white over lots of molding, they chose turquoise with white glaze. These colors, along with distressing down to the original white and wood tones, gave the piece a whole new life to this ornate piece!
To find out more about how you can your furniture custom refinished, visit our Custom Refinishing page.
New pulls spray painted white, with light coat of shimmering ivory. Very solid construction, with dove tail joints.
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Sea Blue hutch with white, sun-faded glaze. originally painted off-white which comes through with distressing. Bold crown molding tops off a tall but trim display and storage piece that would fit well into a compact area. Includes newly installed display light. Ample storage that is also freshly painted (see below).
I used a distressing tool to accentuate the simple carved features on this peace, as well as along the top edges of the dresser. The piece had previously been painted dark blue and then white, so these colors come through as well in the distressing.
The pulls and knobs spray painted white, with a light ivory metallic to provide a shimmering look. If desired, the middle drawers can be switched with the top drawers for a different layout of the pulls and knobs on the piece.