Do you want to know how to glaze cabinets? Have no fear! The Diva of DIY, Leanne Lee, has been doing just that for 15 years with her Kansas City based company, Rekindled Spaces. Leanne shows you how easy it is to glaze cabinets in your own home!
I love the look of glazed cabinets. It adds so much character to ordinary cabinets.
Whether you have an existing home that needs updating or a brand new home that needs some personality, glazing your cabinets may be the answer.
I would say about 75% of my business is cabinet and furniture finishes. I will also say that no one has ever disappointed with the outcome…at least I’ve never been told they haven’t!
This particular home was a new build. There’s very little to the character of them home. But, that’s where I come in!
The image above is what the cabinet looked like when painters were finished with it. It was base coated in Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray. It’s a good paint job but the color did nothing for the granite…it needed to be warmed up with cabinet glaze.
I always begin with prepping the cabinet by removing the hardware and taping off the areas you do not want to get glaze on. I always tape and plastic off the floor and the wall adjacent to the cabinet.
I usually remove the cabinet doors to glaze but… would you believe the painters painted the cabinet with the doors on? Hinges and all and so they were fused on meaning…they weren’t coming off without a fight!
- Modern Masters Furniture and Cabinetry Glazing Creme
- Van Dyke Glazing Creme (in the color of your choice)
- Lambswool Pad
- Cheesecloth or cotton wiping rags
- 1″ chip brush
- Paint tray (optional)
- Spray bottle with water
- Artist brush for detailing
- Modern Masters Masterclear Supreme Satin Topcoat
In a large container with a lid, mix 1 part of the Van Dyke Glazing Creme Color into 4 parts of the Modern Masters Furniture Glazing Creme. Make sure you mix up more than enough to do the entire project. You don’t want to make another batch because mixing the same color probably won’t happen!
I like to pour mine into a paint tray because it’s easier to dip the lambswool pad into it.
Here is a section where I glazed the door on the left but not the one on the right so you could see the difference. Now keep in mind, it hasn’t been detailed in the creases yet but it warms up the cool gray tone.
For the detail: Mix a small batch of concentrated glaze. I usually mix 1 part glazing creme color into 2 parts Furniture & Cabinetry Glazing Cream.
Now the cabinet has been detailed in the creases with a concentrated mixture of Van Dyke glaze.
And here is the finished cabinet with a glaze. It looks like a furniture piece instead of an afterthought.
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