I paint a lot of furniture. Sometimes I will see a lovely painted dresser on pinterest. Maybe a pink and white striped piece. Perfect for Eden’s room. And we all know I love stripes.
For a second I let myself get pulled away from my love of glazed furniture. I paint that pink and white striped dresser. And it goes in Eden’s room. And it does look adorable in there.
But then I refinish a piece for the Master bedroom. And I am reminded of my first love. White with glaze.
I realize the pink striped pieces will come and go. Eden will grow up and we will refinish that pink dresser. But my love with white glazed furniture will endure.
You might think but Connie glazing is an extra step and why go to all that effort. Let me tell you why…no, Let me show you why.
Here is my white dresser before glaze.
That’s a fine look right? But this piece has these carved details in the top drawers.
And a medalon on the bottom. The white paint makes it blend in and recede to the background. Which some people prefer. Some people, not me.
I already posted how I glaze furniture so refer to that post for the step by step.
Here is my piece with one drawer glazed.
Can you see the difference in those top drawers? The left one is glazed. The right is not. Pretty big difference right?
The details pop when you glaze them. The glaze also gives a bit of an antiquing effect. It cuts down the stark bright white effect. I just love it. Here is my finished dresser.
Isn’t that lovely? See how the details are highlighted with the glaze? And the whole piece looks a bit aged? It is almost like a piece you have had forever and carried with you from home to home.
You have to see the before and after to fully appreciate what glaze can do.
It makes a huge difference doesn’t it?
The pink striped pieces will come and go but I will probably always have a white glazed piece in my home.