Graphite Glaze In Action

Heidi from Lily Field Furniture used Graphite Glaze and Tough Coat to accentuate the gorgeous details of this hutch. Isn’t it stunning?!

Today I want to show you how you can give your furniture pieces some dimension and interest using glazing! One of my clients dropped off this dated china cabinet for me and pretty much gave me free reign to do what I wanted.


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Since I wasn’t using chalk paint the cabinet required a lot of prep work and reminded me how much I loathe regular paint! I sanded, cleaned and primed my heart out before painting the cabinet in a navy color very similar to Country Chic Paint Midnight Sky.

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Once the paint was completely dry I went ahead and sealed the whole piece with Tough Coat. I left it for a day to firm up and then I went back over the finished piece with Country Chic Graphite Glaze. I used my new oval paintbrush (which is my very favorite brush EVER!) and painted the glaze all over going in the direction of the wood grain. Using a lint free rag I followed right back over the glaze and wiped off the extra. Make sure you go in smaller sections and keep a damp rag near you for fixing areas that might be too concentrated.

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After I was finished with the glaze I made sure to let it dry for a good 24 hours and then I went ahead and sealed with one more coat of Tough Coat. I love how glaze adds so much interest to an otherwise flat paint job!

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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

3 thoughts on “Graphite Glaze In Action

  1. Love it I am thinking about kitchen cabinet doors being painted leaving the outer wood as is. Mostly to modernize kitchen.. Would that be something you would consider? I can send a picture…

    1. Hi Dee,

      Thanks for stopping by. I think that could definitely be a great option! I’m sure that a nice new paint color that pairs beautifully with the wood frame would look beautiful.

      Happy painting!

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