Hello amazing friends!! I’m back today with a gorgeous sofa table I found at the thrift store for only $28. It is 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 punchcard that earned me 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.
After giving the whole thing a good cleaning, I gave the table two coats of Sea Glass:
You may remember my neighbor’s bedroom furniture that I painted 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 is 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 using a soft cloth:
I apply it with a clean cloth and buff it in, trying to go with the grain if there is one.
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 my wax brush to get it into all the details:
This is actually an Annie Sloan brush that I picked up at an estate sale for one whole dollar!
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:
Don’t forget to check out what my friends are sharing today too!
I can’t believe my Shop my own Garage Haul is nearly complete!!
If you missed anything or just want to revisit, you can see them all at the links below!
I’ll see ya’ll back here on Tuesday with this mirror my reader friend, Dianne gave me:
It’s been hiding at the back of this pile!
Have a great weekend and stay well and safe!
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