Here is the before of the chair I picked up at a garage sale for $2!!
First I primed it with Kilz Primer/Sealer (this way no sanding required)
then I painted it with spray paint from Rustoleum in Lagoon
I think the first 'after' looks great!!
Now check out the glazing I did (keep in mind its my first time)
I mixed about 1/4 c glaze with 1/8 c black paint (to tint it). I brushed the mixture all over then used a damp towel to wipe off the glaze in all the spots I didn't want it to dry. (Note: It left almost a brush like mark from the towel - in retrospect I would have used an old t-shirt type rag to wipe off the glaze for a softer look).
Here is an up close of the center of the chair.
How pretty does it look!!
I even glazed the Cameo's - check it out below. I found these girls at Goodwill for $1.49 (at first I passed them by but they are one of those items that lingered in my mind for a couple days...)
I primed them and then used the Lagoon Spray Paint to dress them up. Since the glaze looked so nice on the chair I thought I'd accessorize these ladies with some glaze too!
I think the more nooks and crannies a piece has the better the glaze looks!!
All of these projects cost me $5 before, then a little time, some existing primer, a $2.99 can of spray paint and a little glaze made a world of difference!!
All Things Thrifty has a great video tutorial on glazing!
Sometimes it really helps to see it done.