I have perfected the glittering! Here's how: paint a base color to match the color of your glitter. Paint layers of glitter mixed with polyurethane until you have as much depth as you desire. The base coat may peek through in some spots but won't be noticable because it's the same color as the glitter.
Top it all with a coat of resin. I like the pour-on Envirotex Lite, which I get at the hardware store and which is made in Humboldt. I poured it on the seat and brushed it on the legs. The seat has a thick coat that the legs have enough of a thin coat to provide protection and depth.