I painted and distressed this antique sideboard several months ago, but it was just not looking right. It was too new looking instead of old. So I brought out my metallic bronze glaze and started brushing it on in places and taking it back off.
I am wanting to paint and glaze everything in sight. I truly found something I love to do. Now, like Mr. Savvy said, I just need to make money doing it. Right now I am just enjoying making some things look better in our home.
This is how it looked before I started adding more glaze to it. O.k., but kind of boring.
I stopped to take some pictures of how it looks while I am adding glaze to it. This is how I was brushing it on and then I take a damp rag that is almost dry and start taking it off.
This shows how it looks after taking some of the glaze back off. You just have to kind of play with it. If you take too much off just put some more on. I also sanded some more places to age it more.
Here you can see the top drawer is done and the bottom one is not done yet.
I sanded it extra above the key hole where it would naturally have the finish worn off.
This is how the glaze highlights the crevices.
I love the subtle sheen of this metallic glaze and how it brings out the details.
I did extra heavy sanding on the legs that would be normally knocked up.
Here is the after.
This shot really portrays the true color.
I still need to do something with the knobs. I can't take them off. I can't even open these drawers without some of the trim coming off. This piece is really old and needs to be repaired. I may paint the knobs a dark brown by hand.
The products I used are: Benjamin Moore semi gloss paint in Georgian Green
brushed and rolled on. Valspar glaze in Mocha from Lowes.
Decor Art Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze in Renaissance Brown found at Hobby Lobby.
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