Thursday, July 11, 2013

Adding Depth with Layers

Hi guys! It’s Kristin D. from the Northern page. I am so excited to be one of the newest contributors … and today I wanted to talk a little bit about adding depth to your furniture projects with layers.
What sort of layers, you might ask? There are many ways to add layers. You can layer with paint, with different colored primers that may peek through here and there after a little distressing, with stencils and hand painted designs …
But today I want to show you how to add DEPTH with layers. And on this projects it was achieved through distressing and glazing!

I started with these two cute matching end tables.

After a fresh coat of paint and a new coat of stain they looked like this. The base layer was done … cute, but a little flat. This is where the added depth comes in!

The next layer was a little light distressing. You obviously could do as little or as much as you depending on the look you want to achieve.


The last layer is adding a glaze. I like the glaze to just accent the details of a piece without overpowering it. The table on the right has been glazed and the table on the left hasn’t. You can see how it brings out the lines and curves just a little bit more, adding that last layer of depth!

I just love how they turned out and love how after adding these layers the tables are now full of character and depth!

You can come check out other fun projects like this over at my blog          
Navy Bean Lane
Have a fabulous day!
Kristin D.

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