My DIY Glaze
This was an oak, beveled mirror that
I had been using in primer mode for years!
Finally, I decided to get it ready for my daughter's room.
Painted it a blue (opps paint)
Then decided to distress it, but didn't have any glaze.
So, I messed around with some stuff, and made this washy/glaze that worked Great!!
|Finished product with my created glaze!|
|Before of my white mirror - this is primer (been like this for years)|
My GLAZE RECIPE!
Awesome thing that came out of this is that I discovered a cheap glaze. Maybe someone else has already, but I haven't seen any mention, so, here it is: I shopped and shopped for glazes to have on stock. But with my budget so small, or non existent, I had to come up with a cheap alternative. Having been involved years ago with the building of my former dream home, I was literally the painter! Yup, 8 mos pregnant, too young to know better, I took it on.
I discovered Paint Easy. It's a Latex paint conditioner, that thins your paint without diluting it's coloring. (Generally used for sprayers, but worked wonders for me on this) Yup, at $6.95 for a 32 oz bottle, I am in Heaven over this discovery (I'll post more on this later).
So, here's what I did:
1. Sanded the shine off the original oak frame. (sandpaper $1 @ dollar store)
2. Brushed Kilz2 primer on with the polyester $1 store $1 brush. I only did one coat - yeah, impatient me.
3. Two coats of a blue-grey paint I had in my inventory of mess up paints I already had. (I'll get the formula).
4. Then I got brave and did my antiquing/distressing:
GLAZE: I squirted some Black 20404 Apple Barrel acrylic craft paint into a little bowl, (about 2 tbls.,(I cook too) then I just poured in a small amount of the Paint Easy (about a 1 tsp) - just till it was watery. I used this as my glaze, brushing it one, then wiping it off with paper towels until I got the coverage I wanted. This took a while, as I kept taking too much off, then too much on, then finally just STOPPED!
5. I let this dry for about an hour. I liked the finish as it was, but decided to try the wax that I have seen done before. So I applied the Minwax, with a paper towel, let it sit for 15 mins., then buffed it with a clean paper towel - Wha la! I love it! (oh btw, I had read somewhere that someone said the wax would put an orange tint to things - I bought a light glaze, so mine did not change the color at all).
Pin It Now!