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If you follow me on instagram you might know that I have been on a bit of a painting kick lately. It’s such an easy way to update and transform furniture.
I was at a yard sale a few months ago and found a really interesting vintage magazine rack/table. It was the perfect size for a side table in our living-room, and for only $15 it had to come home with me!
He is a little sad-looking, this is AFTER I cleaned him up.
With a little chalk paint, gold wax, and love he has been updated into a “standout” piece of vintage furniture.
I only painted on layer of color on this piece, I know I have said before you usually need two coats to cover most pieces. I wanted to see some of the old paint and wood peaking through. One coat worked great, and I didn’t have to distress the piece at all.
Wax is such a fun way to add dimension and interest to any piece of furniture. I was a little scared to use so much wax on one piece of furniture….what if I made a huge mess and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted ?! Wanna know a secret??? It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. When I started, I had an idea of making a pattern on the top with the wax. Something like this….. well with the tape removed. lol
I didn’t like it at all, so what was I to do now? Y’all it was BAD. Ya, know what. It wasn’t that hard to fix. I just took my wax brush to spread out the wax and an old rag to wipe off some of the extra wax. The wax filled into the spots where the old paint had chipped away.
Looking much better and more natural than it did with the weird pattern idea. 😉
Then using my wax brush I added gold wax to the legs and edges. I added thick layers of wax because I really wanted to see the gold pop off the turquoise color. If you try this on a piece in your home, make sure you give the wax at least 48-72 hours to dry and cure. Because it is thicker than what you would normally put on a piece it will take longer to dry.
The moral of the story here? Don’t fear the wax! lol
Don’t be afraid to try something outside your comfort zone. Normally I wouldn’t paint something this bold, but I truly love the way it turned out and the pop of color it adds to our home.
So what do you think? Would you put something painted a bold color in your home?