Before. I painted my girl's beds a couple months ago. You can see the transformation of their beds here. I just felt it still needed a little somethin.' I decided my glaze would do the trick, love that stuff! I wanted to dirty it up a bit and get that 'been there awhile' look.
The 'after,' after dirtying it up a bit.
A close-up shot of the glazing and distressing.
It just looks better (to me at least). Some pieces don't need glaze and some don't need distressing at all! It's a matter of personal preference and the style of the piece. Happy painting everyone!