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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 …
  • Vibeke Sørensen

    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!)

  • Sheona Pinchin

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

  • Tina Blackford

    Rub tea light candle over edges of chair, wherever you want the wood to show through the paint. Lightly remove any wax crumbs with baby wipes. Apply spray paint to chair in a well ventilated area. Work one section at a time, because spray paint dries quickly. Use baby 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. In my case, I had a nice bow detail on the top, and I wanted the wood detail to show through the white paint. If you’re doing more than one, note that it takes an entire can of spray paint to cover one chair.

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    Which is better: the candle trick or the petroleum jelly?


    Both work! I think the Vaseline gives a slightly more distressed look. Hth!

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  • Jody Noble

    this is exactly what I have been looking for, I'm going to use it in my telephone nook for the phone and the phone book!

  • Bryan Peach

    I love this type of innovative thought!