Tuesday, September 24, 2013

White Wax

White Wax

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.

White Wax

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. 

White Wax

 To apply the white wax I used a chip brush to get it into all the details.  

Miss Mustard Seed White Wax tutorial

Then I used a rag to wipe away the excess.  Just like you would with a glaze.

Miss Mustard Seed White Wax tutorial

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.   

Miss Mustard Seed White Wax tutorial
Before

Miss Mustard Seed White Wax tutorial
After

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.  

Have you tried it yet?



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23 comments:

  1. wow it turned out so beautiful, just amazing how you did it with the blue and the wax, so cool, love it, thanks for sharing the pictures...Phyllis

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  2. "It really turned out great. I like the blue very much and you really did a terrific job. It's a beautiful piece of furniture. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

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  3. WOW - love the look! I haven't tried any furniture painting yet...the hubby is a "wood freak" and has a fit every time I suggest it...I think I will have to be a closet painter...and not show him until its done - LOL

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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    1. Haha Cheryl, I used to have to be a closet painter too. He always liked it when he got home. Of course I'd never paint any of his family heirlooms but everything else is up for grabs ;)-

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  4. looks fantastic. i haven't had a chance to pick up the white wax yet but this makes me want to get my butt in gear

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  5. hmmm I just use paint to get this effect. The wax is a cool idea - thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yep you can use paint or glaze for this look. Since I was using wax to finish it off the White Wax worked very well with it and gives subtle depth that is lovely. I think it's easier to work with then paint with it's creamy consistancy ;) Just another fun tool in the toolbox.

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  6. That is absolutely gorgeous!! Haven't tried the white wax yet...thanks so much for the great TUT and awesome pics! Fun fun!!

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  7. It looks great! I definitely want to try the white wax!

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  8. Mimi--LOVE aubusson blue... and MMS white wax? I used it in the paint class at Haven and FELL in love with it instantly!
    beautiful job!!

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  9. I haven't tried the white wax yet, but I am in LOVE with MMS paints and the clear furniture wax!! I saw the white wax and I can't wait to give it a try on a new piece. Looks fantastic!!!

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  10. Okay, so this is an awesome redo! Love the way the wax completely transformed it...easy enough! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This turned out gorgeous! :D I really like the wax idea. Going to keep that in mind for future projects.

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  12. No I have not tried it but I like the results.

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  13. Wow! I had no idea they even sold wax in a white color. What a difference it made to an all ready beautiful hutch. Going to have to get myself some white wax.

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  14. Hi! I cam over from Miss Mustard Seed. This is beautiful! I love the white wax and the white inside too. I'll have to try something like this. I look forward to checking out your blog!
    Debbie

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  15. This is a stunning piece.
    Fondly-Lisa

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  16. This is BEAUTIFUL! The white wax was the perfect finishing touch.

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  17. I love this piece and that color of blue. I got some white wax a couple of weeks ago, but haven't been able to use it yet. I can't wait to try it out! You did a great job on this one!

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  18. I just bought some too and haven't tried it. But I'm heading downstairs right now to give it a go after seeing your amazing piece!!

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  19. What a LOVELY post:) your blog Is SO inspiring and I always leave here with a smile.

    Check out my blog....with lots of cute Swedish decor inspiration:)

    Have a great weekend dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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  20. This is very cool! I paint funky furniture in bright colors, but have been playing with the chalk paints, and wondering what product is used to get the effect you have achieved. It is gorgeous. Love the look on the legs! Great blog, and great instructions! Thanks for posting this.

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  21. It looks beautiful! It may be my monitor but the color looks so much lighter than Aubusson Blue. Does the white wax really lighten it that much?

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