Thursday, February 2, 2012

Glazed and confused... Except not confusing at ALL!

This is going to be a short post because I am
Today we had our newborn photo shoot.
We also tried to get some family pictures done with a newborn and a one year old..
On just a couple hours of sleep..
With two mini hell doxi dogs getting in the middle of EVERYTHING!
So here it goes.

One of the biggest projects I worked on in 2011 was
Z-baby's big girl room.

I can't wait to show it to you!

For now...
I am just going to show you one project I worked on.

I decided to try my hand at glazing.
This is not the best picture.
I meant to take a finished project picture before my sweet girl went to bed
of course...
I forgot!

So I will add it later.. I promise!!

I am going to give you a quick tutorial on my glazing technique.
If you have ever looked up how to glaze you know that there are TONS of different techniques out there.
I read a lot of different blog tutorials before I began...
Some were VERY complex.

I decided to just use what I had and see how it turned out.

Well it turns out that I loved the finished product and it was SUPER easy!

I started with this mirror my grandmother found at a yard sale years ago.
I LOVED the ornate design
But I was not so wild about the white and gold paint.

Step one:
I painted the frame a bright turquoise and let it dry.
Step two:
I got my glazing supplies ready.
black paint
sponge brush
paper towel
Step 3:
I squirted a small amount of black paint into the cup with the water.
The ratio is 1/3 paint to 2/3 water.
You do not need much.
I painted a layer of the watered down black paint using the sponge brush.

Step 4:
I used the paper towel to wipe off the black paint until I got the look I wanted.
Then I simply let it dry!


I hope you like it!
You should totally give it a try!

~happy glazing

P.S. It REALLY sucks when you accidently sit on your finished mirror and crack it... Trust me, I know!


  1. Bummer about the crack!! :( It's still a gorgeous frame though, thanks for the glazing tips!

  2. Oh my goodness. You did a great job, I have a chest of drawers I painted that same blue shade.

  3. Beautiful! I LOVE the turquoise!! Sorry about the crack. Such a bummer. Maybe there is someway to still use the frame. Could you take out the mirror and putting in some backing and then paint the inside with chalkboard paint or a cork material so you can still use it?

  4. Pretty frame! I love the color & it does look even better glazed!

  5. Very pretty frame, LOVE it! Thanks for the tips on glazing. I've never heard of using water, but it makes sense and it's way cheaper then buying glaze.
    I'd love for you to share this at my new link party.


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