HOW TO APPLY GILDING WAX TO YOUR PAINTED FURNITURE PROJECTS| THRIFT STORE DEMILUNE TABLE MAKEOVER
Wondering how to apply gilding wax to your projects? The application of gilding wax is easy. And I’m the first to admit, I’m always on the hunt for products that are easy to use yet make a HUGE impact! Redesign With Prima sent me a box of goodies which included decor wax in a variety of colors. I tested a few colors on today’s Demilune Table Makeover and absolutely LOVE this finish!
Here’s the before and after… My goal was to keep the classic-vintage-integrity of these pieces yet update and create a ‘richer’ look. What do you think?
And am I the only one who didn’t know what demilune meant??? Thank you, Laura! Demilune being French for half moon. (Tracy, I know you’ll see the humor in this!) . Anyway, I’m always happy to learn something new. 🙂
I’ve been working with furniture for all these years and some pieces still stump me. When I saw this in the Thrift Store, I posted to Facebook asking if anyone knew what they were.
I’m familiar with half moon tables (and I was instantly attracted to these curvy legs with all this gorgeous detail) but I’ve never seen TWO half-moon tables that can fit together as one… well they kind of do… but not really. (pic at end of this post)
These half mooners are perfect for a narrow hallway, sofa table, plant stand, entrance way or maybe even nightstands on either side of a bed. Super versatile for tight spaces …and super cute.
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I’m not sure if these decor waxes are new to the Redesign with Prima line but I couldn’t find a direct link for them. I’ve linked to similar colors on Amazon or you can also find similar gilding wax colors here.
HOW TO APPLY GILDING WAX::
I painted this piece in Aubergine and then applied a layer of black wax. Applying a layer of wax before applying the metallic gilding wax provides a buffer and makes it easier to ‘erase’ if you don’t like the look.
After last weeks antique mirror update, I received an email asking what I used to apply the gilding wax to the frame.
My go-to tool for applying all brands of metallic wax is my fingers. Gloves are not required because the wax easily washes off with soap and water – but I prefer wearing gloves for pretty much everything.
If it’s a tight spot that I need to be a little more precise, I use a small artists brush. A small amount of this decor wax goes a LONG way!
And for larger areas like on this dresser here, I use a larger brush. I’ve also used a lint-free cloth which works really nicely too.
It was fun to experiment with different colors and the iridescent highlights really add gorgeous dimension to these tables.
I was having so much fun I ended up turning them into ‘sisters’ not ‘twins’.
This is what they look like put together. They look like they should fit perfectly together but they don’t. There’s a noticeable gap so I’m not sure how they were used as one…maybe they never were??
I like them better individually anyway… or as sisters on either side of something. Super cute!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS DEMILUNE [HALF MOON TABLE] MAKEOVER… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU – IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
OHHH, and before I sign off I have some EXCITING news! I’ve been asked to be part of the Furniture Fixer-Uppers!!!
Omgosh, I’ve been following
stalking this talented group of ladies forever… and if you’re not already following them, I’ll introduce you on Thursday!
I promise YOU A TON of inspiration and how-to-tutorials that’s going to boost your creativity into high gear 😉 …. can’t wait!
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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