This one is my project. It was a mid-century dresser with wood veneer that had seen better days. Paint seemed to be the best choice to give it some new life.
First I painted it all white because white is a proven seller. But my heart kept saying, "No, paint it with General Finishes Persian Blue...and add some bling!" So I listened to my heart instead of my head.
Here I am applying the glaze that gives a piece that "old" look. I've wiped most of the left side and just applied the glaze to the right. You put it on, then wipe most of it off! Makes no sense, does it--but it works.
I used a gold glaze (Valspar) to add the bling to the carvings and trim.
This photo is pre-antiquing glaze. I mix my own color, using clear glaze and a little dark stain to get the shade I want. I also use paint as a coloring agent in the glaze sometimes.
Here's Larry's big project this week:
I have more to show in my next post, other pieces we've been working on, but I haven't taken those photos yet, so stay tuned.
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