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How to Glaze Painted Furniture



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 See how I transformed a $60 craigslist table into this peacock blue masterpiece...
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How to glaze painted furniture:

Or, as the coocoo momma would say, "How to add a little somethin', somethin' to your table!"  Weeks ago I wrote a post about a new kitchen table I bought  on Craigslist.
 
 
but my favorite was the blue dragon table I saw on Abigail Ahern's design site.
 
  So, out came my peacock blue paint, glaze, and lacquer and my cheap table became the focal point of my family eating area.
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I assume if you see my before and after pictures you will know you can buy a table and do the same thing.  However, my sometimes coocoo momma told me I need to incorporate more instructions into my blog posts so... 

How to glaze painted furniture coocoo momma style:

{Before I get started, I would like to say you can do it too! It's not that difficult, I promise.}
  • I bought a gallon of peacock blue paint from Wal-Mart (cost about $13).
  • I lightly sanded the top of my table with my sander.
  • (and then) I just started painting (see it's really not that difficult). Paint the entire table and let all the paint dry.
  • Now it's time to glaze. I bought Valspar Color Glaze.  
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  •  Mix the glaze with whatever paint color you want to add to your already painted furniture.  Does this seem scary?  It's not.  I chose black paint but you could use whatever color you like (I'll have more options for you in future posts).
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  •  I mixed equal parts glaze and black paint.  If this is your first time to glaze don't freak out, you may want to start out with more glaze and less paint.  You can always add more paint to your glaze/paint mixture.
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  •  Make sure your table is clean (wipe all the dust off from when you sanded).
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  •  Start glazing! It's just like regular painting now (clearly, you don't need a new paint brush).  I like to use long horizontal paint strokes.  Don't panic if you get too much paint in one spot! Keep your brush moving.  You are going to love it!

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  • After your first coat of glaze dries decide if you want to add more (I did because I wanted my table to be a little bit darker.  It's all about preference).  
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I never had a round table growing up.  Did you? 

I really enjoy how close we are now when we are eating.  Since there is no chance I am going to be able to eat a meal without helping  other people, the round table makes it much easier for me to serve, cut food, wash hands and faces, and give Scary Mommy looks when the coocoo kids aren't eating their food.


I'd like to learn from you (and buy more furniture)!

Have you incorporated any furniture that makes life easier?
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