Hi guys! So remember when I told you a couple weeks ago that I was working on a couple pieces that were giving me a really hard time? Well, the black dresser was the first problem child and this end table was the second. It gave me trouble even up until the last step – waxing. Thankfully, I had a couple tricks of my own and refused to let this little guy win!
Once I finished painting the piece, I got my Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax out and waxed the whole piece. Everything was going fine until I got to the larger, flat surfaces like the top, shelf, and sides. Antiquing wax is gorgeous when it sits in nooks and crannies. It looks almost like dirt that has built up over the years. But when you apply it to a flat surface, sometimes it can just look like you wiped a bunch of dirt on the piece. Not really the most ideal look.
So, let’s say you’re like me and got a little overzealous and used antiquing wax on your whole piece. And when you stepped back to check out your handiwork, it just didn’t look quite like you had expected. Well, there’s hope, my friends. Don’t put that piece out to the curb just yet. It’s actually quite easy to fix!
On the left is what the table looked like after using antiquing wax on the whole thing and on the right is how it looked after I fixed it.
So are you ready to find out how simple it is to remove the excess antiquing wax? Just dip a cloth in your regular furniture wax (I used the same old sock that I was using for the antiquing wax) …
… and start rubbing the furniture wax into your piece in a circular motion. As you can see below, the antiquing wax starts coming off right away.
Continue adding furniture wax to your rag and rub it into your piece until you are satisfied with the look. I kept most of the antiquing wax in the corners and crevices, but removed a lot of it from the flat surfaces.
So, next time you find yourself in this predicament, don’t fret! Remember, it is easily fixable!
Want to get your hands on some antiquing and furniture wax to try it out for yourself? Well, if you’re in West Michigan, you’re in luck because I just so happen to sell it along with the rest of the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line. Not local? Find a retailer near you by clicking here.
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See the full reveal of this cute little table here!
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