Now that we have the dresser transformed into a linen cabinet we can get down to putting an elegant and sophisticated finish on this piece.
For this Elegant look I choose to do a glazing process. If you have never tried glazing it is really a piece of cake and can really add to the drama of a piece of furniture.
1 qt. white latex paint (Behr eggshell in Bleached Linen)
1 qt. glaze (Behr Faux Glaze)
1 tester size of grey latex paint ( Glidden in Monterey Grey)
old bowl or plastic cup
old rag or t-shirt (you will be throwing away when done)
The first thing I did was to give the dresser a light sanding all over so that I knew that my paint would stick. Then wipe it down good to get all of the dust off and you are ready to paint. I started with painting the entire cabinet with a coat of white paint.
I put on two coats of the white paint and lightly sanded after each coat so that I would have a super smooth finish. After you are happy with the coverage (2-3 coats of paint..your preference) then you are ready to start glazing.
I am sorry but I didn't measure when I was doing this part but you can pour approximately a 1/2 cup of the glaze into your bowl or cup and then add approx. 3 table spoons of the grey paint. Give it a mix.
Apply this glaze mixture to a small area of your cabinet. Then using your rag, you can either wipe or blot off the excess glaze to achieve the look that you want. FYI: If you Wipe off glaze it will take more of the glaze color off, if you Blot the glazed then it will give you this sort of mottled look to the surface. I chose to blot the glaze off as I really liked the way it changed the entire appearance of the cabinet. It looked very antique and aged. What is nice about using glaze is that it will settle down into the crevasses and really brings out the detail.
The finished cabinet with my towel in it. I loved the way that it turned out. Don't forget to see this same cabinet but with a Vintage Shabby finish.Interested in more of our DIY bathroom projects be sure to check out Framed Mirror Makeover, Painted Upholstered Chair, and Dresser to Linen Cabinet