For the first time in my life I have decided to be completely daring (okay maybe this is like the third time). Over the last week or so I went on a decorating binge. I swept through every craft store and thrift store from here to Milwaukee. I found quite a few things I fell for. Every piece I found were things to decorate for my vintage whimsically old school unique Big Fishy wedding. Last night I dared to try painting and glazing. I have been told to start small so you can get a feel for how it all works. So I did. I went to the DI, and bought two really gold frames for a whopping $1.00!
I then bought some Krylon Gray primer, and Catalina Mist spray paint at Michaels arts and crafts.
I then went to Lowe's, which wasn't as up too par as usual. You know when you talk to sales rep. that just hates their job and you can tell, because they don't want to help you at all. That is how this feller was. I felt bad, and didn't want to waste his time, plus I actually needed someone who would help me since this was my first time. I cruised on over to Home Depot in my sweet 95' toyota corolla, Vern.
oh yes, Vern is hawt.
I let him stay in the parking lot, and ran in. This nice buddy-man helped me. I bought a quart of Behr Glaze, and a black paint sample (glaze comes clear, and you have to tint it if you want it to show up).
Then you mix the glaze and paint sample like so ^^
I actually had to clean out a cottage cheesing old milk carton for like half an hour (almost barfed a few times), and then make my own funnel and I put the glaze and paint in the milk carton and shook it all up.
like so: bam bing bong shaka shook la shhhhake it. repeat.
End of the story practically.
Easy as 123.
- I primed a few times.
- I spray painted a few coats.
- I glazed those picture frames till they were SEXY or old or whatever.
This is the before picture (kind of, I didn't take any so I googled gold frame)
These are the finished babies.
I used this tutorial: http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2010/03/glazing-furniture-101.html