Saturday, September 8, 2012

First Attempt at Glazing Furniture

My parents gave us one of the dressers that they received for a wedding gift almost thirty five years ago. Rob was interested in trying out an antique glaze on this dresser and another pine dresser we snagged off of Craigslist.  Unfortunately we only have before pictures of the first dresser because we forgot to take one of the one from Craigslist. The CL dresser was dark wood with lots of scratches all over it.

Here are the finished photos for both dressers. Rob used Valspar's antiquing glaze in the asphalt color and Valspar's Homestead Resort Olive.  Both dressers were sanded with a hand sander and then wiped down with mineral spirits to clean them up.  The hardware was left alone on both pieces for now. Then Rob put three coats of paint on both dressers and distressed them both by hand. Finally, he added the antiquing glaze by wiping it on and then wiping some of it off with a towel.  

The paint and glaze set us back about twenty dollars at Lowe's.  The cost to complete both dressers was around fifty dollars because we bought the second one on CL. Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Another great makeover! You two are fearless and it pays off.

  2. WOW, looks so very pretty! I love the new look of the dresser! You guys are good I tell you what!

  3. you did a beautiful job! i love the details on the top drawers!

  4. Nicely done! And I love glazing. It can really transform a piece. And I think it is so much easier to work with than dark wax.

  5. The look so cute! I'm jealous. We REALLY need more dressers, but Craigslist kinda scares me. Am I the only one? Our one or two transactions have both made us a little nervous...

  6. They look great! I've never glazed any piece! You give me hopes on trying it!

  7. I just used glaze for the first time a few weeks ago and I'm hooked... I love it! Your projects turned out great!

  8. I'm so glad you shared this! I've been wanting to try glazing some picture frames but have been a little intimidated by it and not sure where to start. This helps a lot and I love the way the dressers turned out!


  9. Loving that you shared this with us, I've done glazing a few times, and your dresser looks really pretty ! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  10. Thanks for sharing, I have done glazing a few times, but it always scares me,
    How long to leave it on before rubbing off? I guess more practice will help me. Your Dresser came out nice.

  11. This looks great!! The dresser looks so much better. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!

  12. Hi Megan! You all did a fantastic job! We don't have any furniture that's passed down, so I'm kind of jealous. ;) If only my grandma wasn't living in Taiwan right now...hehe.

  13. I love the look of these dressers! They turned out wonderful, great job!
    Debbie :)

  14. Love the makeover! Thanks for linking up with us at A Pinteresting Link Party!

  15. great ideas. I've been needing a larger dresser in my girls room. this could be the inspiration I need to get a dresser that needs a little work. Please consider sharing with Repurposed Ideas Weekly, that begins on Friday evenings.

  16. Wow Megan! I think you did such a great job with this project! It's addicting! Now you'll be glazing everything girl! Cheers!

  17. Love it! I haven't tried using glaze yet (too scared I will mess something up) but this gives me courage. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  18. You did a beautiful job! It looks perfect. Love the grey and glazed finish. Thank you so much for sharing! -K


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