After another coat of wax and a bit of polishing…..I brought her inside…..The darker wax I used for shadowing really blended well with the chalk paint…..
I used Fiddes and Sons Wax--Light and Rugger Brown as suggested by Miss Mustard Seed here on her blog on waxes-check it out here--http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2011/03/waxes-101.html I used a separate brush for each color—The larger white circular brush in the front of the picture is a Annie Sloan wax brush—I used this for the light colored wax-as I covered the entire piece –small areas at a time - with the light wax…This brush is a little slice of HEAVEN!! Spreads the wax like warm butter on a bun!! I used a much smaller round brush for the darker wax (purchased at a Sherwin Williams paint store for about $5.00) and wiped off the excess on a rag before applying it---after a couple tries I found using a small area on the tip of the brush worked best….I also found that covering the darker wax with the lighter color really blends the wax into the chalk paint—giving it a very even, smooth, blended color…..
I decided to go with very simple, small, black knobs-(purchased at Menards for about $3.00 a piece) because the piece itself is not large and I did not want the knobs to be over-whelming… AS promised my project review--
- Started the project with Gorilla Glue—gluing the sides and drawers back together…
- Used Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint-you usually do not need to prime with this paint-but due to the extreme stain on this piece I ended up priming…then painting…
- After painting I sanded down to the wood-very easy to do with this paint. Be sure to start out with a small amount of pressure to test out the amount of pressure needed…..it comes off VERY easy—like chalk….
- I waxed using the lighter color first-and the darker color over it….be sure to use the light wax first-that enables you to manipulate your darker wax to the color/tone you want.
- I applied another coat of wax and buffed to bring out a bit of a soft shine…..
Now for some before shots…..She was pretty rough…….
and what do we pull out to put them back together??
But as we all know-after the glue, paint, sanding, wax……..it is all worth it…..