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!
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.
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When furniture’s current look isn’t a good fit, paint, glaze and distressing can take a piece in an entirely different direction.
Take this ornate dresser. The detailed areas were originally painted gold, while the rest of the wood was dark brown. With so much detail, the gold highlights on all the ornate detail were a bit overbearing.
Refinishing furniture in a neutral color provided a more uniform look, while black glaze highlighted the detail in a way that wasn’t too bold.
This old dresser was given a new life with paint, glaze and distressing.
At the bottom of the dresser, an ornate wood applique was added.
The dresser was refinished in Sea Blue. Black Glaze was used to provide an antiqued look, as well as accent the molding a detailed areas.
Light distressing popped out the original wood tones.
For more inspiration, visit our Sea Blue Furniture – Before & After collection.
This worn out old dresser had seen it’s better day. With pulls missing, and the original finish worn down, it was a perfect candidate for paint, glaze and distressing.
The dresser was refinished in Turquoise and Off White, with Black Glaze used to accent all the molding and distinctive features of the drawers and doors.
Distressing added to the one-of-a-kind character. New pulls were added to the drawers and doors.
For more inspiration, visit our Dressers – Before & After collection. Or visit our Turquoise Refinished Furniture collection.