Another weekend, another new paint finish experiment.
After my first chalk paint project, I vowed not to use the Minwax Paste Wax again. It had given me a major migraine headache and seemed to be disintegrating the rag I was using to apply it!! But I kept seeing people use wax on their painted furniture and it was very tempting to try to use that $11 can of paste wax that was wasting away in my utility room...
I have this little inexpensive console table that I bought for my front entry when I first moved into this house.
It's made of rubberwood - whatever that is! and it was serviceable until I had a chance to revamp my front entry with a closet organizer and cube storage. Then I had no place for this table and it went into the spare bedroom. It is now being used as a side table in my living room:
If you follow my blog, you'll know that I am now painting all the trim in my living and dining room in a coffee cream colour and the furniture is starting to look a little, well, DARK in comparison. So I painted the base of the console table in the same colour - no chalk involved, just a nice painted finish. I sanded it lightly, primed it with Zinsser Cover Stain and painted three coats of the coffee cream.
The wax gave the piece a nice sheen and, since I bought a dark wax, a warm amber finish. I was so inspired by this piece that I decided to paint a small wooden decoy duck that I've had forever. This duck was from the early days of my decorating style where I would buy everything in miniature. Thankfully that stage is well behind me - except for my duck! lol He got painted the same colour as the table with Plaster of Paris added into the paint. I sanded him when the paint dried and applied the same dark paste wax. Buffed up, he looks so cute!! and now he's all dressed up with a bow tie. I love raffia!
Have a happy and creative week!