Last year, I figured out a way to make furniture glazes in any color. When I did that, I had just tried out different colors on spare pieces of trim I had lying around. I always intended to go back and makeover an actual piece of furniture using the method.
But then life happened. #bestofintentions
A few weeks back, as I was clearing stuff off the front porch at our-previous-house-soon-to-be-the-inlaws-house, (don’t judge me that we still haven’t gotten all of our stuff out of there, ok?) I picked up an old table and was about to toss it.
But then I realized that this table would be the perfect candidate to try out my colored glaze on.
Yes, this table had been sitting on my porch for the past year and never once did this idea pop into my head before. #smh
So I finally tried out my colored glaze on that table.
And I ended up with this really cool beachy colored look.
- Velvet Finishes Ready
- Velvet Finishes Minimalistic Paint
- Velvet Finishes Enhance Clear Glaze
- Velvet Finishes Boheme Paint (or another color of your choice)
- Good Paintbrush
**Psst – there’s a video toward the end of this post you can view that has these steps as well. Just don’t judge my very elementary video skills.
First, you’ll want to make sure the surface you are painting is clean. I did this with Velvet Finishes Ready. Ready will clean your furniture and de-gloss it at the same time, which means you don’t have to worry about using a primer or sanding before you paint. Simply spray it on the table, let it sit for a minute or two, then wipe it down with paper towels.
To achieve the beachy colored look, you want a base color of white on your piece before you add on the colored glaze.
I gave the table two coats of Minimalistic, a true white, before layering on the glaze.
After the Minimalistic was good and dry, I made the colored glaze.
I do this in a plastic cup so I can just throw it away when I’m done rather than having to clean out a paint tray. #lazygirl You’ll want a little more of the clear glaze than the paint. The consistency should be watery. You can see how little is in that cup in the photo above – you won’t need to mix up much at all. This stuff goes a long way. Once more, you can watch the video below to see it in action. This is something where you may have to go back and add a little more glaze or a little more paint to the mixture. You really can’t mess it up though.
With a paintbrush, apply the colored glaze to your surface.
Just put a little on your brush – you don’t need much at all – and brush it back and forth just like you would with paint. If your glaze is too dark or too colored to your liking, use a lint free cloth to wipe away some of the glaze, but be sure to do so before it dries. With this table, I started by wiping up some of the glaze as I went, but decided I actually liked it better with the glaze as-is on the table, so I just brushed it on the entire table and let it dry.
Here’s the video if you want to see it all in action:
Stellar video skillz, no? #icrackmyselfup
After the table dried, I was left with this cool beachy vibe on it.
So of course, I threw the Circus’ swimsuit, sunglasses and beach hat on top of the table for photos. Because really, who can deny how cute a little girl’s swimsuit is?
What do you think of the beachy colored look? Any colors you think would work great for mixing up your own colored glazes?
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Disclosure: This post was a partnership with Velvet Finishes. However, all opinions and negligence of trying out the colored stain sooner are 100% mine.
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