I glean so many useful ideas and tips from reading blogs. When Heather Bullard suggested this product, I wrote it down. I found myself at Lowe’s multiple times last week and bought this antiquing glaze made by their house brand, Valspar. Heather’s had been American Tradition, another Lowe’s product. The clerk helped me look for it to no avail. So I went with the Valspar and was extremely pleased with the results. A little went a long way when applied with this section of an old sock. I’ve tried thinning paints, shoe polish and other ways to make painted things look more aged. The consistency of this glaze was dreamy. It spread and spread and spread where I wanted.
This vintage bench was shades of dark red originally. When I painted it off-white, I used only one coat and tried not to fill in all the nooks and crannies. After it dried, it looked too new. This antiquing glaze gave it the perfect smudged look. Thanks Heather! -- Beth
From sword ferns to garden art; from free piles to a studio; from retail to a book. We have lots of fun things planned in our next chapter. Join us on our adventures to see what happens next! -- Beth & Lisa