I love to glaze painted furniture. I’ve always liked a glazed look on furniture and searched for years for the perfect product. I finally found it last year at a blog conference. I’ve been using a quart of this glaze for almost an entire year.
I have a great video on how to glaze painted furniture along with a glimpse of all my glazed furniture projects. This one glaze can give many different looks depending on the type of paint you use for the base coat.
First, let’s take a look at a video.
How to glaze painted furniture
This video will take you through the entire process as I glaze a painted table.
Glazed Painted Tables
This is the table from the video above. I made it using 1/2 of a broken coffee table top, 2 random legs and a few 1x’s. I call it the Entry Way Half Table. You can see the glaze made the white base coat rather dark.
A small four legged side table was put together using an orphaned table base and a portion of the table top from the project above. I had the base for a long time just waiting for the perfect purpose.
The original table base was used on this coffee table redo. Hardwood flooring was used as the table top for this old queen anne coffee table.
An Oak Table Redo from a table that was discarded by neighbors. This table needed a few repairs and new paint—just a little TLC! More tips for how to glaze painted furniture.
Not everything around here is repurposed, some of it is reclaimed such as this Pallet Board Coffee Station . Yep, it was made from reclaimed lumber and even covered with a piece of salvaged glass.
One of my favorite projects of all time is a Kitchen Island made from my daughter’s Desk. The Kitchen Island Makeover explains how I updated the color yet again!
For a fun outdoor project I made a Reclaimed Stair Planter out of stair stringers. It had a few colors, but got a glaze as a final topcoat.
This Loaf Pan Planter was nice, but again, adding the glaze really upped the game on this small and easy project. I love the twisted wire handle.
Small Household Items
A very inexpensive thrift store stool needed an update to make it more grown up. You can see all the details in my post Small Stool Makeover.
Blue is my favorite color, but some shades don’t speak to me as much as I thought they would. In the post Extra Large Picture Frame Cork Board the glaze really made a difference.
An old, outdated Gold and Black Mirror Makeover is so much prettier with a little paint and glaze!!
How about a glazed Repurposed Syroco Gold Mirror made into a memo board? So much prettier than the original!
Reclaimed pallet boards and a little ingenuity was all I needed to make this Printable Pallet Frame , ohhh and of course the glaze made it oh so pretty!
Using reclaimed wide molding and a few scrap boards made these Scrap Molding Signs come together and they look great on a mantel or shelf.
Shelves and More
This Headband Organizer was made from scratch using scrap boards and some pretty (painted) iron hooks.
A Gray Glazed Shelf was made from a reclaimed decorative hutch piece. I used the two ends to make two additional shelves to go along with this larger one.
A taller Repurposed Kitchen Drawer Shelf makes the perfect addition to a small corner or space. Originally painted black, then white and glazed. Sometimes I change my mind many times.
I love this small Vintage Drawer Makeover. It was such a quick and easy project that makes me smile every time I see it.
Another favorite is the Hollow Core Door Chalkboard made from a busted door I found on the side of the road. I simply cut the lower portion of the door off—the part that was busted.
This Small Jewelry Organizer was made from the skirt of a FREE side Table. I don’t throw anything away!
Repurposed Furniture Pieces
When I first made this Grateful Thankful Blessed Headboard sign it really didn’t do anything for me. But after I distressed it and glazed it I totally fell in love with it.
I used a very light hand with the glaze on this DIY Entry Table. But it really toned down a bright blue making the final color so much nicer.
A free sewing cabinet got some red paint to make it into a Vintage Sewing Desk Kitchen Storage. I like red paint, but adding this glaze to any red paint makes me love red even MORE!
Now you have a great idea of how many ways you can use my favorite Smoked Glaze. I’m so happy I finally found a way to get a waxed look, without actually using wax and buffing! After reading several of these posts and watching the video, you will know just how to glaze painted furniture.