I found this small table at a garage sale last weekend.
She's got nice legs, don't you think?
And guess what? She was only $1!
She was a little wobbly, but I saw her potential.
I painted her with standard white latex paint. Then decided to put on a coat of brown glaze (my version of glaze anyway). It helped cut the stark white paint.
But I wasn't convinced that this was going to be
her final "look".
Confession: I splurged and bought myself the soft wax and brush to accompany the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that the hubs got me for my birthday.
I also bought some clear Briwax brand cream wax.
After distressing the table a bit, I was ready to apply the clear wax.
It was easy-peasy with my new wax brush. But I was dying to get some dark wax on her legs.
Not sure if you can tell from the picture above, but this wax was a lot creamier than the Briwax. I only needed a spec of wax on the brush and it went a looooong way.
Here is an up close and personal look at the finish with the dark wax....
It definitely gave the table an aged look...which was the look I was going for. This wax is a bit stinky, but very easy to work with and dries quick. All I needed to do was to buff her a bit.
This gave her a nice shine...
Since this was my first forte into using such wax, I can perhaps go a bit lighter on the application next time. But overall, I think she turned out great!
She looks a bit orange in the lighting in my pictures...a bit like a really bad fake tan. Ha. So I brought her inside where the lighting was better.
Check her out in all of her waxed glory!
PS-those hydrangeas are from our garden. LOVE.
PPS-I shared this piece in MMS's Furniture Feature Friday!