Hello amazing friends!! I’m here today with a gorgeous sofa table I found at the thrift store. It’s a fantastic piece to show how to apply black wax!
Before I get to that, today is also Furniture Fixer Upper Day which means I am being joined by four of my favorite blogger friends who are also sharing furniture makeovers of their own! Be sure to check out their projects at the bottom!
This table was originally marked $28, but I had a full punch card that earned me an additional 20% off, so it was only $22!
What a steal…check out those gorgeous details!
It doesn’t look like it in the before photos, but it actually appeared kind of yellow.
I loved the way the glaze the played up the details though, so I decided to do a similar finish using wax.
I painted my neighbor’s bedroom furniture in this lovely color earlier this year.
It took just over half of an 8oz jar of Sea Glass to paint this table with two coats:
What I love about Dixie Belle’s wax is that it has hardly any smell to it, it is water-based, and it’s available in two sizes, 10 oz and a smaller, 4oz. It’s the perfect size if you don’t use wax often.
How to Apply Black Wax
I started by giving the whole table a coat of clear wax, applying with a wax brush, and using a soft cloth to buff it in:
I buffed it trying to go in the same direction as the brush strokes.
When using darker waxes, you want a base coat of clear wax first, or the dry paint will suck in too much color from the darker wax.
Next, I applied the black wax starting with the details on the legs. I used a wax brush to get it into all the details:
Then I used a clean cloth to remove the wax…
If you get too much dark wax in one area, you can apply a bit more clear to use like an eraser.
I didn’t want any of the previous color on this table to show through, so this is another way you can highlight those pretty details without sanding.
The result is way better than the yellowy color we started with!
This pretty coastal green is a perfect color to use with black wax!
Do you spy my girl in the background?
Always lounging nearby!
I love how the darker wax highlights the details:
My freinds are sharing makeovers of their own today as well!
This was from my Shop my own Garage Haul!
You can see any of these completed makeovers at the links below:
I’ll see y’all back here on Tuesday with this mirror my reader friend, Dianne gave me:
It’s been hiding at the back of this pile!
UPDATE: No need to wait woohoo! See how cute this mirror looks now HERE!!
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