I love painting furniture! One of my favorite furniture painting techniques is to finish off a fresh paint job with a coat of glaze. It really adds a special touch. I use clear glaze and then tint it with either black or burnt umber. The glaze gives the furniture a nice aged patina. I especially like using glaze over a bright white finish. White can be so stark and sometimes boring, but the glaze softens up the look and gives it a bit of warmth. It also creates an authentic looking aged finish.
To apply the glaze I use a rag and simply add a thin layer to the whole piece. It leaves what looks like brush strokes in some areas, which I like. I think it gives it a bit of depth. I’ll use a paint brush to push the glaze into any carved or recessed areas on the piece of furniture. This will create a nice contrast and draws attention to the details.
This little night stand was painted with Swiss Coffee in a satin finish. I use Valspar paints. It was then glazed with clear glaze that was lightly tinted with a bit of burnt umber. The burnt umber I use is a simple bottle of craft paint that I purchased at Michael’s. The clear glaze is also a Valspar product which you can find in the paint department at Lowe’s.
Alchemy fine living is an antiques & home furnishings business located in Santa Ana, Ca. Alchemy can be defined as an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting power or process; transforming something common into something special.
ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
CONTACT MEEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Store Phone: 877.250.3674
Tues. through Sat. 10 to 3
Furniture drop off and pick up by appointment:
Tues. through Fri. 10 to 6 and Sat. 10 to 3