Awesome ways to Make a Basic Table more Beautiful!
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There once was a little table…
This sweet little pitiful table would be introduced to a few of my new friends,.. Pure and Original’s “Classico”-a chalk based paint and my newer friend Efex Bendable Moldings and Appliques, not to mention a new trick I wanted to try with image transferring.
Materials List with Links Included Pure and Original Classico Paint Pure and Original Italian Wax Efex Applique and Glue (To be discussed later 😉 Now I had no idea what exactly was to come,.. several firsts were happening here including antiquing,.. a technique I have never really felt comfortable with.. Today, however I finally conquered my fear using Pure and Originals Italian wax! I have to say I have never been fond of clear wax. The labor intensive technique of putting it on and buffing it, only to know it wasn’t a permanent sealant,. But there was something about this Italian Wax that Pure and Original had just introduced in the US that had an allure,.. Traditionally it is used to seal Marrakech and Lime Fresco, however I had to know how it would react with Classico,..
It reacts well. Very very well.
After using my Classico in Old Rose and Frozen Water and Steel Blue, I sealed everything in one coat of Italian wax-just using a brush to glide it on, brushing it in and working out any excess.
The next day I took a bit of it and tinted it,..
Using my brush I worked in the antiqued Italian Wax, As I brushed it on and in the tiny crevices, I brushed away the excess at the high points,.. it had a way of working itself out… Then I walked away and came back to this lovely sheen,..
Now per their instructions you are suppose to buff for the sheen to come through,.. but as I brushed it on I basically buffed it as I went along.
Here you can see the difference. Do note that some embellishing wax were also added to the image on the right. (Gold and White Gilding Wax)
I was becoming a fan,.. I rather enjoyed the added dimension the antiqued wax added!
Now did you notice the other added details?
The appliques and the embellished image transfer?
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I took the image transfer a little bit further than typical! I think you will like where I went with it…
Ill take it! More to learn but this was a fun attempt!
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Thea, I saw your gorgeous table featured at the Friday Furniture Fix party and just had to come take a closer peek. Stunning makeover! Pinned Marie|The Interior Frugalista
Saturday 18th of March 2017
Oh my goodness Thea, this piece is simply stunning! I adore those dual waxed and gilded appliques, what a marvelous finish. The transfer adds a sweet top note, I thought you hand painted that! Thanks so much for sharing your work at Fridays Furniture Fix, I cant stop staring at those scrolls, super nice!