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  • TIMEA PARAGI

    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!)

  • 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.

  • Jennifer Smith

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

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

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

Make your own covered display stand...candlestick + cheese tray.

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

--- 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-

Made to Create: Chalk Paint, Wax and Distressing Furniture :)

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