Dresser Makeover & Glazing Attempt


At a recent trip to Salvation Army, I bought this dresser/bureau/chest whatever you call it for less than $8 bucks! I was thrilled, because I always like to take advantage of a good buy. 


Solid Wood? CHECK
All drawer pulls in tact? CHECK
Drawers sturdy? CHECK

So, I grabbed it.  I had no personal use in mind, but rather to use it as a painting lesson/project for myself.  I have painted a lot of furniture, but I have yet to glaze or distress anything.  So this is my very first “glazing” project.
I cleaned it.



I primed it.
IMG_0962 I ORBed (Oil Rubbed Bronzed) the pulls.


I let it all dry, then painted it.


The color is a blue-ish gray, an oops paint from Wal-Mart.



Then I “glazed” it.


I say “glazed” because I’m almost certain I didn’t use the right “glaze” or the right technique, but it has a glazed look to it, lol!


IMG_1088 I just used some raw umber acrylic craft paint, diluted with some water. Brushed it on with a sponge/craft brush, and wiped it with a damp cloth.  The only bad thing is that the paint from Wal-Mart is so cheap, that it kept peeling off when I wiped the “glaze” off.  Note to self: don’t buy Wal-mart paint no matter how inexpensive it is!IMG_1090 


Have you glazed or “glazed” anything lately?

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  1. Crystal
    February 4, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    I've never glazed but I think you did a good job!

  2. Kimmy
    February 5, 2011 / 2:04 am

    I have never glazed but want to try it in the near future. I love this piece and what you did with it! The blue/gray color is gorgeous!

  3. AllieMakes!
    February 6, 2011 / 1:52 am

    That is beautiful! I have never been able to find a dresser worthy of fixing up like this… At least not one within my budget, lol! Fab job!I really woulld like you to do a featured blogger post for me! Lets plan it, ok?!Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  4. Mimi
    August 12, 2011 / 6:13 pm

    I found this post and your blog by searching for "glazing I love your dresser and your blog too! I'm a new follower!

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