Friday

Amazing Glazing!

I just love the look of glazed anything! I love the way it makes the details pop and adds a little aged effect. I found this urn at one of my local thrift stores and of course I had to buy it because I love urns. I thought it would be the perfect piece to try out some glazing. (I tried once before and it was not good...) So, I spraypainted it with SATIN krylon spraypaint and then went over it with some black glaze. It says to apply the glaze with a rag but I just used a cheap sponge brush so I could make sure it got in all the nooks and crannies. I let it sit for about 15 seconds and then I wiped it off with a t-shirt rag (to avoid getting lint in my finish). You can do several coats of glaze depending on how you want it to look. I just did one coat and was happy with the outcome. It says on the can to wait one week before sealing it, so I did (as hard as it was for me to wait) and then I sealed it with some spray polyurethane. It's important that you use paint that has some sort of sheen, satin or semi gloss works best. I found this out the hard way with my first glazing project. If you use flat paint the glaze will immediately be absorbed into the surface and you have no time to work with it. It will still work, but it will show large streaks and you won't have as much time to manipulate it. (especially if you are working with a large piece that has a big flat surface, like a dresser) This may not always be the case, but for me I will pass on the flat paint from now on.  Ok, enough rambling...


So, here is the before...



and AFTER! (They have these hanging baskets of petunias on sale at Lowe's right now for $5.99!)





I added this little "D" beside our door for a nice personal touch ($5 at Hobby Lobby)

The backyard upgrades are moving along nicely . The pergola is up and I hope to show you the whole thing soon!  Happy Friday!

2 comments:

sanctuaryhome said...

I have the exact same Hobby Lobby letter (only an F not a D) and am going to put it in the exact same place at my house. Weird!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Great minds think alike! :)

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