Since the weather has cruelly turned cold again, I was forced to return my spray gun to its' case and had to roll and brush on the paint and primer...ah shucks!!! :)
After priming with Kilz Clean Start, I gave it a light sanding with 220 grit paper, and wiped it down with tack cloth.
I rolled and brushed on several coats of the same gray I used on the gray dresser. It was a little concoction I mixed up in my kitchen. :)
BTW, if you don't have a liner for you paint tray, aluminum foil works great! Honestly, it's what I use all the time.
I lightly distressed the edges with 60 grit paper.
Next I ran very fine #0000 steel wool in the direction of the wood grain all over the dresser. It leaves a very faint glazing effect.
I used my black Ralph Lauren glaze next.
This is what it looks like when I first brush on the glaze. It's not pretty!
Always be sure to get it really well in the little nooks and crannies!
I think you just have to kind of play around with glaze and figure out your own way of applying it. I don't even glaze all my pieces the same way.
This is what I did on the nightstand. After haphazardly brushing on the glaze (above), I used a wet cloth and wiped the glaze along the wood grain to spread it out fairly evenly. It was usually too dark at first, so I simply rinsed out my cloth and continued doing the same thing until it had the effect I wanted. It's nice to have a dry cloth on hand as well to lightly wisk away areas that are a little too heavily glazed.
The following day I finished it off with two coats of wipe-on poly~
These sweet little knobs were used for the top of the gray dresser, so I thought it would be cute to replace the original knobs of the nightstand with a knob to match~
I brushed the gray paint all over the knob and then wiped it off with a cloth, leaving just a bit here and there to give it an aged look.
Using the same fabric that was used to line the drawers of the dresser, I also lined the nightstand drawer.
Here we go...Before~
Have a great weekend! :)