I originally bought this china cabinet to make over for my dining room. I later found an entire dining set that stole my heart so this wallflower has been in the garage waiting patiently for her makeover. This picture was taken after we removed the hardware and glass. But not to worry it was all there and in great shape :)
It already looks SO much better! It's amazing what a coat of paint can do!
This mixture is Benjamin Moore Acrylic
Clear Glaze and Behr Ultra Flat in French Roast.
As for the ratio, I start with "about" 2 parts
glaze to one part paint. Then tweak it as needed.
The more glaze the longer time you will have to
work the glaze before it dries, but more glaze also
thins down the paint and the antiquing effect will
be less or lighter.
I painted the glaze on using a chip brush. Don't paint too much on at one time or it will dry before you can get it all wiped off.
Paint it on, wipe it off . . .
Repeat . . .
Like a broken record.
(Tell me I'm not the only one
who knows what a record is!)
Antiquing glaze makes those gorgeous details just POP!
Before, you hardly even noticed those corners, now look
at them shine!
All the hardware got a spray coat of Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze and once dry, it was reattached.
Look and those details and the graceful, sweeping curve of that handle!
I think the beautiful curves of
the hardware are a nice contrast
to the straight lines of the
cabinet. And the white finish
really makes the lines and
A close up of the lower half of the cabinet.
And I now present this beauty who is ready to leave her wallflower status and become the star of the dining room!
One more look at the before and after.
Till next time,
Julie (the DIYer)