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    DIY: Chair Recovered, A Cinderella Story

    This dusty old chair was sitting at the local thrift store with a $3 price tag. I gave her a makeover, and bibbity bobbity boo, now she’s Belle of the Ball. Or at least, the belle of my office. Before and After: If you don’t have a handy magic wand, then gather these supplies: Fabric …
    • Samantha

      Use a bit of candle wax before spray painting to give that wood furniture that worn look;. #Home #DIY #Idea

    • Rene Wuis

      DIY, furniture painting techniques ~ Bingo! Distressed paintwork How-to-Do.... Rere’s a handy trick: rub tea light candle over edges of chair, wherever you want the wood to show through the paint. Lightly remove any wax crumbs with wipes. Apply spray paint to to your project in light multiple pass-overs in a well ventilated area. Once the paint is dry, use moist wipes to wipe away the paint where you applied the candle wax.

    • Rebecca Etn

      DIY Painting Technique: Use candle wax before spray painting to give that worn look; brilliant! ( Rebecca Etn says- I personally don't spray paint furniture but it sounds intriguing. Let me know how it works!)

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    Rere’s a handy trick: rub tea light candle over edges of chair, wherever you want the wood to show through the paint.  Lightly remove any wax crumbs with wipes. Apply spray paint to chair in a well ventilated area.   Use moist wipes to wipe away the paint where you applied the candle wax.  This allows the piece to have exposed wood edges and gives it that antiqued look.

    This is a great tutorial on how to paint, distress & use wax. It's obvious that green is a favorite of Trish, but grey is pulling through as a top contender in the mix...It's seems to be as neutral as the browns, beige and tans have been for years!!! It obviously goes with all the beautiful blues from Annie Sloan, but using it with green simply shows off it's vibrance and beauty as well

    I always forget about this little trick.... Use candle wax before spray painting to give that worn/shabby chic look....

    Large Birch Bark Log Tea Light Candle Holders Set of 5: These birch candle holders measure 6",5",4",3"and 2". The diameter is approx. 2"-3". I have also included the tea lights!

    --- My son got a new and different one every birthday year, I didn't make them the same color/ type, rather each year represented that year-

    If you have the time and interest, this is really super cool. A homemade wax seal.

    Love this! I have at least 15 of these old frames...time to get out the paint!

    Distress paint using a candle... Cheap and easy!!