Sunday, March 16, 2014

Glazing is not just for donuts!

Happy Sunday everyone.  So excited we are getting closer to Spring.  We are still having colder temps here in Chicago but hopefully not for much longer.

I thought I would show you some of the no cost redo in my living room.  I decided to bring back in some of the creams and beige along with my white and grey.

It all started with a new chair for Christmas.

Remember this sweet little cream chair that I got as a Christmas gift from the hubby.  Kim from Feathered Nest out in Morris recovered this beautiful Chair and Ottoman.  That girl is so talented and love, love  her shop.
Love this sweet little comfy chair to relax and read.

Ok lets get started.  So these are not just the only things that is fun and yummy with glaze.
I decided to use my Rustoleum Glaze Java Brown to make some of the living room pieces that were white a little more cream and antiqued.



I had this glaze from when we did our kitchen a few years ago.  It came in the cabinet painting kit we bought at Home Depot.

Easy Peasy to use.  Just brush it on the white painted piece and then took a rag and wiped it off.  It creates a nice antique look over painted surfaces.





I think some of you remember my Armoire was white, the old vintage door was white and my chandelier and medallion were all white in the living room.  So I took the Rustoleum Glaze and painted it on and then wiped it down with a rag.  It gave the pieces a little more warmth and charm.



It is amazing what wiping a little glaze on to the chandelier and medallion did.  It gave a nice patina to them.



Love this old chippy church window that hangs above my chair.  The rusty hearts I got at Junk Jubilee in Iowa last fall.




 I loved putting this little metal heart wreath and metal cone with flowers on the armoire doors.  Just gives a little character to the big armoire.




Used the same glaze on this old door I got for $40 dollars.  Love this old chippy piece of history.  Love it even more with it's glaze treatment.



I had this old heavy cast iron mail box and thought it would look pretty great on this old door.  Just added some spring flowers to the mailbox.



Love my little chippy ladder for a side table.










The glaze is pretty easy to work with and gives you great results.



My new ottoman I made out of the old dining room chairs.

Started to get out the little easter bunnies for Spring on the ottoman.

Drapes I had in the dining room a few years ago.  Hung them on my large windows in the living room.

With all the natural light that comes in this room it is hard to get a good picture of the drapes.  They really tie in the cream to the whites nicely.


Now with the creams coming back into the living room it is starting to feel like the perfect nest.

My little love birds would love to see some Spring here in the Midwest.  We all are longing to see the snow and cold go away and have sunshine and spring flowers blooming.
Thanks for taking time to visit and see my redo of the living room with not a lot of money spent.  Have a great start to the new week ahead.
Kris
:)

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57 comments:

  1. Kris, I had never heard of this glaze...but I can tell you, I love it. I liked everything you glazed. That little mailbox just was the absolute perfect touch. You are amazing. xoxo,Susie

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  2. Everything you touch is gorgeous!! Love all your ruffles and the doors.

    Our kitchen cabinets are white with glaze. It's a really pretty look.

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  3. Kris,
    The glaze gave dimension and interest to the pieces. Adding creamy touches to appreciate in a room of your whiteness.
    We all like easy peasy. Lovely enhancements.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    XO,
    Vera

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  4. Luv... luv the wonders of glazing! The instant warmth it adds in a few wipes. It looks wonderful Kris... luv it. But then I am z sucker for cream. :)
    Happy Sunday!

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  5. Wow, Kris ~ the glaze really makes a difference. Everything looks amazing! Now I'm re-thinking how I'll refinish some of my pieces.
    Have a happy one,
    Lin

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  6. Your warmed up whites are really pretty! Especially the medallion. I just love all the sweet details in your decor like the tin hearts. But really everything. I know I would love shopping near you!

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  7. It all looks so pretty, Kris! I like how the glaze just warms it up that little bit. Love your drapes, too.

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  8. Boy do I love the chair with the ruffled trim! So pretty! I do love to glaze pieces as well. It gives them instant patina! Your bird house with the number 3 on it sure is cute!

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  9. I've had these little touches before and wound up selling them in my booth. I'm taking a break for a while and hope to bring some of this back in. Love, love this room.

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  10. So pretty, I love the cream and the mix of whites, beautiful accessories. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Kris, the glaze does give a perfect patina! Everything looks gorgeous! Of course, I notced the no.3 birdhouse-love it! :)
    Susan

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  12. Love the change! The cream really makes a difference.... :)

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  13. Oh Kris, the glaze really makes a difference and looks so good. Your living room looks so good and your chair is beautiful. What a great chair to set in and read.
    Hopefully your Spring is on the way - my flowers are going crazy.
    Have a terrific week.
    Mary

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  14. Kris, everything looks just perfect and you're right it did warm up the white. I love the curtains, I am a sucker for anything checked. We have lost about 50% of our snow, but it has turned cold again.

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  15. I wish I owned a few houses so i could decorate in all the styles I love, yours would be one of them! Love everything you do oh, the chair is fantastic and what a great hubs to know exactly what you would want!
    Have a great week ahead.

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  16. Kris, I really like the effect of the glaze treatment on some of your pieces. The finished look provides another layer of depth to all of your lovely whites!
    Mary Alice

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  17. Kris I love the softness that the cream brings to the pieces. The glaze made such a difference, not that it wasn't beautiful before but now it's even more so. I love the drapes, I've been looking for some just that color. Have a wonderful day!

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  18. Wow Kris, the glaze adds such a nice touch! Beautiful room, so peaceful...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. This turned out beautifully, Kris...restful and light-filled! I love the old door and that sweet metal heart wreath especially...and the curtains are charming! Beautiful job!

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  20. The glaze did help add some depth and patina to the all white pieces. Cute cute chair slip.

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  21. Kris, you always have such great attention to detail. Love the little heart shaped wreath!

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  22. Just plain gorgeous! The glaze adds such depth, great idea Kris!

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  23. Everything look great!! I have always put a brown glaze over the pitchers that I've painted white. I love the time worn look it gives to them. The snow is finally all gone here...hope yours goes away soon.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  24. Love the title of this post and as always enjoy your beautiful photos of your home:-)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  25. As usual - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! You have done an amazing job. Love that chandelier. The glaze looks so good on your items. Just softens and ages them. Great job!

    Judy

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  26. I really like the look of your glazed pieces, Kris. I've got a faux wood (aka Home Interior) carved shelf that I want to try this finish on. I love the different shades of white in your rooms!

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  27. Beautiful, I love the subtle difference the glaze makes! xo Jonni xo

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  28. Kris, I never would have known how or what to use this glaze for but it really is fantastic stuff. It made a big difference to your white pieces and the contrast is so pretty! I will have to ask you about it again when I get to work at the lake and start working on some furniture I'm going to paint there. I love your new chair...I can't remember seeing it.

    Hang in there...I hear we are warming up a little. Do you have any bulbs coming up yet. None here. :(

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. As always, so beautiful! Your passion is contagious! Thank you!

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  30. Just beautiful - and so happy you've started watermarking your photos ( I've actually watermarked photos for you when pinning LOL )
    xoxo

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  31. It' s always a great pleasure to see the sweet corners of your home. The chair is so soothing and beautiful and the medallion is gorgeous.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  32. I like the glazed pieces. The glaze adds instant age.

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  33. Good luck to you and your endeavours. A nice room. Well done.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  34. I have never tried glazing before..will have to do that since you said it was "easy peasy"...I love the "framed birdcage" on the shelf...great idea!

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  35. i love the antiquing you have created with your beautiful pieces! It does add a sense of warmth to a room. Of course, LOVE that gate and your new chair with the slip cover~~~~that grabbed my heart!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  36. Everything looks great !!! And also - now I want a donut before going to sleep tonight ! LOL Two of my FAVE things all-things-home and donuts !! Love your blog :)

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  37. Kris, I love how you can make some small tweaks and add new life to an already beautiful room! Love it! Blessings, Cindy

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  38. Your whole room looks like something out of a magazine...gorgeous! I'm in love with the look that the glaze gave your pieces...I'm going to try that on some of my white stuff! Hugs, Penny

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  39. it's all so beautiful, kris! i just love the ruffled chair--so cute! have a great week:)

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  40. Can't believe I'm saying this, but I love your glaze treatment even better than the glaze on those yummy donuts! (and I love donuts)
    All your pieces look terrific with the glaze treatment, Kris, and I can feel the spring warmth in your spaces. Lovely!

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  41. That glaze is wonderful. It added just the amount of contrast to set your things apart! I like how it turned out.

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  42. Love how something so simple can change a piece that much...I love the door ,actually I love it all..-love dee x

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  43. Never heard of that stuff,I need to check it out.Love how you created an antique look using the glaze.Beautiful touches to your home.I am in love with that window....yowza!
    xx
    Anne

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  44. I love the changes you made in your living room. The new glaze you added to some of your items looks great. Love the chair you got for Christmas. It looks both beautiful and comfy. I hope you'll start getting some warmer temps soon. Mother nature has been teasing us. Some days are sunny and warm and others are cold and rainy. We are still battling Winter here too.

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  45. Oh Kris, I love everything you've done once again! The stain did the trick with those beautiful pieces, made them really stand out even more. Especially the detail! I would so love to come and go shopping with you just one time....I can dream, lol. Your home is absolutely lovely, every ounce of it!

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  46. Had to come back! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday, so nice having you...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  47. well guess I need a can of glaze for sure to do my old cabinets in my kitchen

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  48. Kris your glazing looks perfect! I have not tried that glaze before. I will look at it the next time I at Lowes. Thanx for partying at THT! Hope your week is going well.

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  49. Just when I think you have everything perfect, you tweak to even more perfection.

    I painted my red/yellow/blue record cabinet white today. I am LOVING it.

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  50. I think this may be my first visit to your blog...came by way of Share Your Cup Thursday. Love that glazing technique. I have definitely been wanting to try it! Beautiful home!~

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  51. A gorgeous and cozy living room you have created. Love it!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  52. I think this glaze product is something even I could use. Great post, Kris. We are blessed with sunshine both yesterday and today. I can see our grass in the backyard has grown a few inches already. Still too wet to cut, though. Makes me want to put the patio furniture out, but I think it is a little too early. I have packed away all my winter clothes. I hope I did the right thing.
    *Smiles*

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  53. Kris your room is absolutely lovely - the glaze added a beautiful warmth. I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  54. Kris, I do love the warmth that a bit of glazing does. Your entire room is lovely! The drapes are darling too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  55. I love the slight change that the glaze gave Kris. All white décor can sometimes be a little flat, but this glaze has just added the perfect amount of patina to your gorgeous living room. You must be so happy with the result. I'm delighted to feature this project on Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  56. Hi Kris,
    Great tip on the glaze! The Chandy medallion turned out amazing! I am in complete lust over your ruffled ottoman too :-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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