Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Stencil Furniture with Dark Wax

I love the faded look of worn details 
on furniture that has a past.
See how I got this look 
using a stencil and Annie Sloan chalk paint and dark wax.



My thriftstore find was a great side-table 
that had seen better days.
 
Here it is with a coat of AS Old White.
The drawer front got a "wash" of watered down paint
as I was at the bottom of my paint can.
  
I painted right over the hardware.
 I used just the dark wax to "burnish" 
the Old White into a nice worn brown.
After a light buff/sand you can see how a lot 
of the white is removed to look "worn off."
And that gave me an idea...
could the wax leave a detailed stained image that looked worn...?
I got out my stencil...
I pressed the dark wax into the stencil area.  
After letting that dry for a full 24 hours, 
I went back with a super fine sandpaper 
 
and sanded the whole area with the stencil wax. 
This removed a lot of the wax and brought 
the old white up from the background.
It also made the surface feel super silky smooth.
Here is the end result... :o)

This was a fun and easy transformation thanks to the AS products.
*{full disclosure--I did not receive any compensation for this post nor free product. 
I just happen to really like this paint brand and 
the results I get when using it different ways.}
Here's where I'm sharing:
sharing with:
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View 
Tablescaper-(sunday)
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
The Scoop Party at Cedar Hill Ranch  
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chic


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    1. Thank you! I was happily surprised at the results!

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  2. Great idea! Why not use dark wax to make some visual interest!

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  3. Great job! That's a good idea for a little change. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cool! I love the way this turned out, I can't wait to try a wax stencil, thanks so much!
    Jenna

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  5. You've been featured on Give On The Goods! You'll also be on my FB page today ;) Be sure to stop by and grab a button.
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Jamie! Thank you for the feature on your blog! So excited! thanks for hosting a great party each week!-hugs, aimee

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  6. Wow I love how this turned out! I never would have thought to stencil with the wax, but it looks gorgeous! Pinning this, and thanks so much for sharing at my link party!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! Thanks for a great party link up each week!-aimee

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  7. I'm wondering how cutting in ASCP coco with the dark wax would add to the dimension of the stencil?

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    1. That is a great idea! You should certainly try it out on a sample piece and see if you like the finish!

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  8. Did you go over the whole peice with clear wax at all?

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  9. Did you go over the whole peice with clear wax at all?

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    1. Hi and thank you for commenting! Yes, I did go over the whole piece with clear wax as well to seal the paint. And I used a fine sand paper to buff and finish out the wax for a smooth finish.

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