Hi everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas. Our days have been spent with family and friends, like yours, I’m sure, sharing meals and opening gifts. But I’m ready to move from Christmas, how about you? Not the Christmas love, just the hoopla. That’s all. I’m done. So today I’m moving on to a simple post-Christmas, painting project.
I’m always pretty amazed by the effect a makeover can have on a sad looking piece.
I mean this is pretty sad, right? Dark and clunky looking–straight out of the 80’s I’m guessing.
I gave it just one coat of Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in “Timeless” one of my favorite colors.
You can see that I let some of the dark brown stain show through the paint. You can also see that I’ve left some brush strokes. Some of the dark wax I plan to apply will fill in these grooves and help give the piece the aged look I’m after. But first I stenciled it with a portion of my Deco Art Americana Decor Stencil, Cafe Paris.
This is one of my favorite stencils. I’ve used the entire stencil, as well as each, separate part, on a number of different projects.
Lastly, I applied dark wax evenly to the entire surface of the piece, using my own, homemade dark wax (see photo). In my Clock-face Table post I explain the simple process. After leaving it on for about ten or fifteen minutes, I wiped it off and buffed it out.
I gave the rack just one coat of wax, which aged it quite nicely, but if you want to age it even more, you can apply additional coats of the dark wax.
It makes a nice statement piece for holding magazines (or how about some hydrangea, or plants?!). I’ll be bringing it up to my shop and listing it for $38.00, it I can bear to part with it, that is.
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