Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dark Wax - Bringing out the details

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Linky Party!
So many gorgeous pieces to see.
We will definitely be making this a regular weekly feature on our blog.
Be sure to come back and check it out and link up your piece next Tuesday.

Our next project is a sofa table we found on Craigslist.
Beautiful details, not a very pretty finish in honey glazed oak.
It is much happier now
The dark wax really brings out all the detail carvings
No problem covering the oak grain and finish
From boring to stunning! Completed in about 2 hours start to finish!
The table was painted with Paris Grey, then the detailed areas were dry brushed with Old White. A coat of Clear Wax followed by Dark Wax to accent. This is where our Wax Brush really comes in handy to work the wax into the carved areas, much easier to achieve the right look and you use less wax with the brush.

Don't forget about our 4 oz. Chalk Paint sample pots that are available for online ordering.

Linking to: Hueology


  1. The dark wax was the perfect way to go. Really amps up the drama of this piece.

  2. What a great find. Love how you brought out the detailing. It looks great. I haven't tried the chalk paint yet but would love to give it a whirl.

  3. Love it! I have some dark wax that I haven't used yet so this gives me some ideas. thanks!

    BTW, I couldn't find an email address for you guys. I talked about you & your blog in my Weekly Love column this week :-)


  4. WOW! That really made a major difference. Love it

  5. Your table looks so great. I painted a beautiful antique vanity the other day in old white chalk paint mixed with a little blue. I then put clear wax on. Today I wanted to add more detail so I tried the dark wax and it was so dark that I had to completely repaint the area I put it on. I tried to get it off really fast but it dried too fast. Could you give me a pointer on using the dark wax that I might be missing? Thanks so much.

  6. WOW...very creative and talented! I'm really into chalk paint right now and have done a few project of my own over the past couple of week. I can't wait to finish looking through you blog. You have some fabulous ideas!!! Thanks for sharing. Would love you to come by and visit my newish blog: Will keep in touch for sure! ♥ Annie

  7. That looks wonderful! Love how it makes your eyes go towards the details.

  8. Sandi - Try applying the dark wax just after the clear wax (no more than 5-10 minutes later). You want the clear wax to still be tacky when you apply the dark wax, that way it is workable. Also, the dark wax goes a long way, so you don't need a whole lot. You can also use the clear wax as an "eraser" to take the dark wax off.

  9. Really lovely -- looks like you pulled it out of a chateau!

  10. I love, love, love the table brad and amber!! I can never get tired of Paris Grey!! The wood carving is so fabulous! Thanks for linking up on Hueology! Hope you all are well!!