Friday, September 23, 2011

Just give it a try

Just give it a try.  That is what I told myself about using this Annie Sloan wax.  I haven't been able to get the hang of it.  So, what is a girl to do but pick up some small piece to practice on.  I found four of these at Goodwill. 



In there current state, I can't say I really like them but who couldn't use another candle holder, right?! 

So, I painted a light coat of Annie Sloan's Old White, followed up by a wash with some gray latex paint I had around.  I wish I would have taken a picture at this stage because with the gray wash, it looked pretty dull and cold.  So here is when the wax entered.  Every time I've used the wax, I have used the wax brush and can't achieve a smooth finish.  This time I just went with a good old rag.  I applied the clear wax followed directly with the dark wax.  This gave it so much more character, warmth, and depth.  Just look at it.



Get a little closer.



A lot different from what it started out as, uh?  I'm sharing this over at:
The Shabby Nest Feathered Nest Friday  vif187



3 comments:

  1. I always use a rag with the waxes, Julie. More because I wasn't spending more money on the brushes and also because I didn't have extra brushes on hand! Your candleholder turned out wonderfully.

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  2. Hi Julie,
    I LOVE your candle holder! I just tried wax for the first time last week, and I'm new to the whole process,too. Where I live is sort of out in the middle of nowhere - no Annie Sloan products within hundreds of miles. I was happy to find Minwax clear pastewax! I'd so love to try some dark wax, but for now, I'm using the gel stain, and I like it.

    Thanks for stopping by Revisionary Life!

    -Revi

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