When refinishing furniture with paint, glaze, and distressing, I love how I get to think outside the box with how furniture can take on a new look. The other day, I realized it had been a while since I had I had refinished pieces in Lime Green or Robin’s Egg Blue. These aren’t your typical furniture colors, and yet they are two of my favorites–especially with end tables!
But the paint alone isn’t enough. Black glaze works magic with these colors, with how it at once contrasts them, but also highlights all the original molding and ornate design. It also draws out the nicks, dings and wear on that piece that speak of how it has held up under years of everyday use.
Glaze to painted furniture is like what a wedding day is to the rehearsal the night before. The rehearsal is a big deal when it comes to something big and new that is about to happen, but it compares nothing to the actual wedding day itself. Painted furniture that is glazed is like the wedding day. The art of glazing takes painted furniture and elevates it’s character and beauty and charm to a whole new level.
The end tables here both have ornate design that invite the wedding of paint and glaze. In the photo above, they are just painted, but below, they have taken on lives of their own!