My mom and I just recently painted this gorgeous dresser for a client of ours. She chose a color called Cherry Tomato by Sherwin Williams. It is a vibrant, bright red. After painting the dresser we glazed it using transparent glaze that we purchased at Lowes. We mixed a small amount of black paint with the clear, gel like product and used a brush to cover the piece of furniture with a thin layer of the mixture. Using a slightly damp cloth we wiped off the glaze in some areas where it got kind of heavy. We left it intentionally heavy in some of the recessed areas to draw attention to the details.
In the photograph below the top of the piece has already been glazed, while the bottom has not. You can see the difference in color. The glaze toned down the bright red a bit and added some contrast.
I love the way this dresser turned out! I can’t wait for our client to pick it up. I’m sure she is going to love it too!
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