Thursday, June 13, 2013

My first glazing project

This poor little dresser has been sitting in my garage for about 3 months now waiting for an inspiration to smack me upside the head.

Fortunately it finally happened because my garage was getting kinda crowded.

I bought a quart of Martha Stewart glaze a couple of days ago along with two pots of brown paint and have been trying to muster up the courage to give it a try.

That along with the new sander my husband gave me for my birthday I was ready to give it a go.

I sanded the top down to the bare wood and stained it with Minwax cherry stain and then a coat of Polyacrylic.

Two coats of Duck Egg blue and then the best sanding.

Now this is where I kind of winged it...
I took about 3 parts glaze to 1 part paint, mixed it really well with my paint brush.
Once it was mixed I painted it on the dresser and then with a wet wash rag wiped it off.
Pretty simple.
Easy actually. Don't know what I was so nervous about.

Here it is in all it glory.
Love the way it turned out.


  1. That looks amazing!!! Nice job!!

  2. Krista,
    just found you and have enjoyed browsing thru. How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place as
    Ashville, it's one of my favorite places. Your painted furniture is amazing! Paint can make such a difference! I'm your newest follower and will be back! Would love for you to visit me.


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