When I first started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint a few years ago,
there was no stockist in my area,
so I placed all my orders online
with Patty Seaman of Classic Wall Finishes (bestfurniturepaint.com).
She has been so helpful with information
on products and techniques over the years,
and always give me such great feedback on my pieces.
Recently, she suggested I try this:
Oh, now this is gonna be fun!
And I've upgraded to these!!!!
These great chunky handled wax brushes and a brush buffer!
I have to admit, until now,
I had only used little chip brushes or my dad's old shaving brush...
for applying wax....and rags to buff.
So here's my latest acquisition:
A little apothecary style jewelry box.
Shall we get started??
After painting the body and all the little drawers,
I applied my wax with my new brush.
Goes on like butter!!!!!!
I distressed and buffed.
Now I'm going to give it just a hint of glitz
By applying a little of the gilding wax with my finger,
lightly along a couple of edges.
The piece looks amazing!
Here's a little decorative box with a place for a photo on top.
I epoxied a plaster owl right to the glass,
...and then I painted, glass and all, with chalkpaint.
I added some layers of dry brushing, and the gilding wax...
Dark wax brings out all the details.
And "antiques" everything.
This is fun stuff...
give it a try!!!!
(Oh, and yes, the items are for sale:
Jewely Box: $36
Owl box: $22)