Tuesday Tips: Aging Furniture with Satin Finish & Glaze

Last week I posted my tutorial on CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Dust and had a few questions on how to create a similar aged look using CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish. Well, here is a dresser I aged using this technique.


To learn how to age furniture using CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish & CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Glaze follow these steps:

1.  After painting and distressing (I use baby wipes) put on a coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish using a foam brush.


2. Pour a small amount of clear glaze in a plastic cup or bowl. Using a little Virginia Chestnut tint the glaze. I like to drizzle just a little in and stir. I do this until I get a tea stain color.



3.  Dip the tip of a soft brush in the tinted glaze. Brush off on a paper plate or brown paper until your brush is almost dry. Now dry brush on your piece of furniture moving with and against the grain working in sections. Always finish moving the brush with the grain.




4.  Seal with a coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish.


& There you have it!



6 thoughts on “Tuesday Tips: Aging Furniture with Satin Finish & Glaze

  1. What do you mean “I use baby wipes?” in the distressing you wipe off your paint instead of sand? So there are about 5 steps total? Love this look! Thanks so much for posting great photos!

    • Suzanne, I use baby wipes to distress my furniture by gently wiping off the paint around the edges and any design to give it the distressed look. I find this easier than sanding. Let me know if you have anymore questions! 🙂

  2. There are several advantages when using baby wipes (or a damp rag) to distress. The first is you do not cut into the original finish of the piece of furniture. This is very important when you are distressing an older painted piece of furniture. The old paint could contain lead. Using the wipe you are not disturbing that paint and potentially releasing leaded paint into air. Additionally, by using your fingertip, you have much more control over where and how much distressing occurs. Also, you do not have to clean up dust created by dry sanding with sandpaper.

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