In yesterday's post I went over my preferred clear coat for milk paint.
I love the original green of the antique high boy I posted here, but wanted to give it additional depth and movement by applying a glaze.
My preferred glaze isn't a typical glaze or a tinted wax, but an oil-based wiping stain. The Old Masters is my favorite and can be found at your local Benjamin Moore retailer. Make sure to pick up a china bristled stain brush to use for blending while you're there.
(You can find the step by step glazing tutorial here)
To deepen the movement of the glaze, I avoided applying the same amount to the entire side or drawer.
I wiped the stain on the outside of the drawers and used my brush to blend inward, creating a lighter glaze in the center of the drawers.
I did the same on the sides and top.
If you prefer the green without glaze, skip this step and apply your clear coat of choice.
I picked the shape of the hardware to keep the piece a little more modern looking. I originally painted it a bright gray but ended up not liking the intensity next to the final green, so I brushed a light coat of glaze on those too.
To finish it off, I wiped on two coats of oil-based poly and she was done.