An easy DIY tutorial for using furniture glaze on an old tile or a piece of furniture.
When we were decluttering for our move, I came across an old tile. I was about to toss it, and then my DIY brain kicked in and thought it would be perfect project for furniture glaze. Of course I had to keep it. Here is now:
Would you believe it started like this?
I mean I’m all for green, but that color combo just wasn’t my style.
This project is part of the bi-monthly Zero Dollar DIY Challenge hosted by my friend Sarah from Flourish & Knot, where we each have to do a DIY project using only what we already have on hand. It’s perfect for those of us that hoard craft supplies. You can see the other bloggers’ projects linked at the end of this post.
Glazing furniture is easy and a fun alternative to wax. It works best on pieces like this tile that have a lot of ridges or texture so the glaze can settled into those different crevices.
Supply list for furniture glaze DIYs:
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- Old tile/picture frame/furniture piece, whatever you’re painting and glazing
- Drop cloth or old newspaper
- Paint stir stick
- Paintbrush (2: one for paint, one for glaze)
- Paint (I used Country Chic Paint’s Lazy Linen)
- Glaze (I used Country Chic Paint’s Graphite Glaze)
- Clean cloth
How to use furniture glaze:
1. Paint your piece.
I used Country Chic Paint’s clay paint. I’ve used it on several furniture makeovers and love it. If you’re not familiar with clay paint, you can see my tutorial for painting my old desk with clay paint here.
2. Shake and stir the glaze.
Glaze is kind of funny in that it’s almost runny and thick at the same time so be sure to stir it well before using.
3. Apply the glaze.
You can use a paint brush or a foam brush. Work the glaze into all of the crevices and nooks of whatever you’re painting. It goes on really easily.
4. Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe off all of the excess glaze.
Then let it dry, and you’re done! Isn’t that easy!?
I love how furniture glaze adds such texture and character to a piece. This tile looks like some pretty old find at a thrift store. Although I guess it looked like an old tile when I started, too. You know what I mean, it looks cool ‘vintage’ old now.
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