Dresser Makeover & Glazing Attempt

by - Friday, February 04, 2011


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

  2. 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. 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!

  4. 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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