Might the thought of “Why on earth would you put makeup on Furniture?” be running through your head as you read the title of this post? The van Gogh chalk paint collection has this super fun line of finishing products for your pieces that are insanely easy to use. I know there are plenty of people who read this blog and aren’t near a van Gogh Paintologist (what we call our retailers) so I’ll be doing a series of posts as I finish pieces to highlight the products in the collection and hopefully give you some inspiration to give them a shot.
Today is all about Glamour Glaze. It’s a silver glaze that really adds that special “bling” to your piece.
I found this side table online and went to see it.
In the listing it looked MUCH larger than it was. It’s really the size of a nightstand. It’s a reproduction and really nothing special. Banged up and the intricate “carvings” are actually plastic. The perfect specimen for some furniture makeup if you ask me.
One of our Paintologists had posted a picture of the van Gogh color Patina with our Glamour Gaze over it. It was all the Inspiration I needed and I went to town.
Two quick coats of Patina left it looking a bit like this:
Looks plain and really needs the details highlighted. Rather than using a dark wax… that would be expected, the Glamour Glaze would really turn it up a notch I think.
This is what it looks like in the jar.
Just a pretty silver-grey. Brushed on though… look out!
I decided just to highlight the “carvings”. There was the weird texture places on top and on the sides and the flourishes on the bottom, plus the spots on the drawers too. That should be plenty.
I took a synthetic brush and brushed it on. It looked like this:
I used some damp cheesecloth to wipe it back. I take the wet cloth and wad it up into a ball with the “tail” parts wadded up so as not to drag and make “trails” in my work.
I just wipe back the raised places and edges of the relief pieces.
Waiting for it to dry I took a look at the hardware. It was a bronze color and I wasn’t “feeling” it. So I did this:
I just brushed on the glamour glaze on top and then dabbed at it slightly with the wet cheesecloth.
Once everything was dry, I gave it all a coat of wax and put everything back together.
Here’s some shots of the finished product:
That’s just a little of what Glamour Glaze can do. Layer it over Mascara or Revenge for that “Zinc” look, Don’t wipe it back at all for a solid silver finish, highlight it more with dark wax… a so much more. What do you want to try?