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How to Create Ombre Stripes and a Glazed Wood Top

November 09, 2022
Author Rebecca
We love a good before and after as much as you do, and we've put together a few of our favorites featuring furniture glaze to get you started!

Details, Details, Details

This French Provincial dresser got a royal makeover with all of the bells and whistles.

Kate of @dezarosedesigns used the most amazing list of products to achieve this gorgeous finish.

She started with Clear Bonding Primer for the best paintable surface, and then painted the base with a mix of String of Pearls and Simplicity (at a ratio of approximately 4:1).

Can you see those amazing ombre strips on the side? Kate started with Dune Grass and blended up into String of Pearls. The stencil was created using Metallic Cream in Pocket Watch.

Click here to see how she created them from start to finish!

For this stunning washed look on top, Kate used a paint was of Simplicity over the raw wood and then added Smoky Quartz Glaze for a rich, light brown color.

Driftwood Dresser

Ciera of @_restorereimagined_ put a ton of elbow grease into this makeover, and her hard work paid off!

She started with a good cleaning and sanding followed by 2-3 coats of Driftwood – our favorite muted warm brown!

How about the amazing depth and texture of that top? It looks like something that took many layers of stain, but it was as easy as sanding down the top to the bare wood and then applying Graphite Furniture Glaze and wiping it back to reveal all of that beautiful grain!

Click here to Ciera transform this dresser from start to finish!

Farmhouse Fresh

Shannon of always delivers crisp and clean furniture that brightens up every room.

The 4-drawer farmhouse dresser was cleaned and prepped and then painted in Happy Hour – a very soft, minty green.

A stubborn layer of veneer was removed from the top and a beautiful butcher block style surface was restored using Furniture Glaze in Smoky Quartz. Shannon also used it on the legs!

We hope these furniture makeovers inspire you to try new finishes and take your creativity to the next level!

Happy Painting!

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