This big black box in my living room has neverrrrr been my favorite. It was part of a bigger piece that we have slowly gotten rid of.
I’ve received a lot of emails lately with questions about painting furniture. Those emails got me thinking about this piece I picked up at a yard sale this past summer for $18.00! Yes $18.00, it had twenty on it but I’m one of those people who always asks for less. Hate me.
Love this chalk paint by Maison Blanche Paint Company! They have perfected the color robin’s egg blue!!
I love chalk paint because it eliminates all the prep steps. When I decide I want to do something, I want to do it right then. I don’t want to plan it or clean it or sand it. I want to paint it.
I have always had a hard time with waxes. Is that a word? Waxes? Like foxes. Which reminds me what the heck is up with that song, What Does a Fox say?????? My kids walk around here all day long singing that awful song. Next thing I know I have it stuck in my head, ding ding ding ding da ding. Hot mess. Woooow back to wax. I even threw out a whole can of dark wax from another company and swore I would neverrrr use wax again, just sticking with the glaze. But when I saw this light brown wax from Maison Blanche Paint Company, I had to try it. It was soooooooo easy to use!!! It was completely mistake proof, I actually liked the waxing part!
Just two coats of paint, wiped on the wax with a soft cloth, let it dry for an hour, and buff!
You can see the difference that the wax makes here. Wax mutes the brightness of the paint, adds dimenson and gives it that aged, antique look!