Buffet in "Catwalk" turquoise with black glaze
I have discovered the coolest thing since, well, paintable wallpaper I guess.
I have heard the term "glazed furniture" before and recently saw some amazing images of the technique. When I acquired this awesome buffet, I knew this one had to be my glazing guinea pig.
I did a little research on the internet and then set off to purchase some glaze.
This one was amazingly reasonable at $7.99 for a gallon. (which I now realize will last me a lifetime - really a quart is all you need, and even that is probably a lifetime supply).It comes clear and you have to have the paint gurus tint it. They looked at my like I was nuts, but they did it anyway. Not a lot of glazing going on in Hawaii I guess.
So I painted and sanded as usual and then gingerly painted on the glaze and then wiped it off with a damp towel as instructed.
It was scary.
I was worried I was going to ruin the whole thing, but then I realized that it is actually very forgiving! After all, it's whole purpose is to enhance imperfections, and since I have recently deemed myself an "Imperfectionist", this is the stuff for me.
Since this discovery, I have been glazing everything in sight.
Vintage end table painted in "Japanese Fern" with black glaze
Antique buffet in Robin's Egg Blue with black glaze.
I love the way the details pop even further with the glaze. It also gives furniture an aged effect that enhances the distressing.
I also bought some that I had tinted brown, but so far I like the black much better.
Look out world, I'm on a glazing rampage and nothing is safe!