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 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!
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!
Have you glazed or “glazed” anything lately?