I picked up this hutch a few weeks ago and just knew I wanted to paint it blue. Aubusson Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to be exact. I love the lines of this piece and with the fretwork & fancy legs I thought I would just paint it clean, no chipping and just hint of distressing on the edges.
When I finished painting and distressing it was pretty but it just didn't seem done. I should know myself by now I rarely paint anything clean. I left it for a week to think about it.
The next week I taught a paint class featuring Milk Paint and so I picked up some Miss Mustard Seed White Wax for the class to play with. Loved it. I just happened to be using blue as a sample color and when I tried the white wax over it I just knew I had to try it on my hutch.
To apply the white wax I used a chip brush to get it into all the details.
Then I used a rag to wipe away the excess. Just like you would with a glaze.
If I took too much off I just added more. If too much remained after wiping away I used some of MMS furniture wax to help remove it. Miss Mustard Seeds White Wax is so creamy that it is really very easy to use and very forgiving. I have mixed my own white wax before using different brands of wax and didn't really like the results. I found them to be thick and hard to work with.
After the coat of white wax dried I went over everything again with furniture wax. The White Wax comes in a small container and I used about a quarter of a container on this piece.
I love the way the White Wax brings out all the details and it was so much easier then painting all that with a tiny artists brush. I'm hooked.
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Miss Mustard Seed -Furniture Feature Friday