I have a new found admiration for glaze. And not the fake, watered down paint, cheater kind that I used for the owls and the bunny. This weekend I went to Home Depot and bought some Martha Stewart faux glaze that I had them tint to black. I tried to find the Ralph Lauren faux glaze I have seen all over blogland, but they don't sell it at my HD! Oh well, Martha worked just great! Anyone surprised?
So, I have so many pictures to show you, and not a lot to say about them, so I think I will just try and post them in groups with the before, during, and after all together. I should also mention that we moved into this house in August of 2009. We lived with the lovely wallpaper border for about six months, and then I took it down. Then, we went nearly a year with that fantastic paint job before I painted the kitchen and cabinets this February. THEN, this weekend, I decided to try some glaze!
Here we go!
Do you love how the paint doesn't go all the way up to the ceiling?
I almost forgot to take pictures before I started glazing! See the painters tape? Of course you do!
Some wider shots--I had to get my butcher block in! I just love it! And I use the butcher block to photograph most of my projects, but you probably already noticed that!
And then some close ups so you can see the detail!
In case anyone wants to try this, I followed Mandi's directions from her blog Vintage Revivals. I got a bit heavy handed at the end, so one side of my kitchen is a bit "darker" than the other. However, I really like it! I might add more glaze to the other side. Or I might repaint and use less glaze next time. But, for now, I am leaving it! Hey, I lived with the other craziness for so long! This is nothing!
Have you tried anything new recently? I'd love to hear about it!