Since everyone else has given the glaze tut, I thought I would share my way too.. Really it is pretty much the same..
What I use: sponge brush, a crappy towel folded in half twice and rolled up tight like a sleeping bag (that is the only way I could think to explain it (: ), wet rag ringed out, and glaze..
I always buy the clear glaze and add my own color tenting.. I do this only because I use different colors on my shelves, and it saves me money.. My favorite is burnt umber though.
1. start applying your glaze and get in all the nooks and crannies. I only do small portions at a time, just because sometimes the glaze can dry pretty quickly.
2. with your rolled towel (griping each end so it stays rolled up tight) start wiping of the glaze. I like the towel rolled up tight because its more flat and doesn't take the glaze out the crevices. Then you don't have to go back over it with more glaze.
3. If you feel you have to much on the outer surface or see a spot you don't like, lightly wipe over it with your wet rag. I also roll the wet rag for the same reason. I just want to wipe the outer surfaces, not in the crevices.
And that's it. Really is soooo easy... It dries supper fast too.
Putting my little corner back together and I love how my table turned out. It looks so much better and goes with my room more. Ummmm I know the vintage blue suitcase is to big for my table. But since it's stuck in a corner I thought it was ok :) It will do, until I can find me a thrift store octagon table to fit perfectly in the corner.
Looks so much better..
So stuck in my corner I had stashed all my decor items I had no place for. I found this hidden behind everything. This is one of my tin tiles I practice paint techniques on and I loved how this one turned out so I figured I would keep it in the house. But i never found a spot for it so I stashed it.. Well I finally found a spot for it...... on this broken easel, now hung on the wall..
So I can keep it just the way it is or add a pic with a magnet for an instant picture frame.. I never thought of that before but I thought it was kind of cute.