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Antique Desk Redo Using DIY Chalk Paint and DIY Dark Wax

Furniture Updo 10 hours ago
This was my first time working with chalk paint and simply love it! I think I have found a new addiction! lol I have to give credit where credit is due so here is the blog site I basically followed. http://www.iheartnaptime.net/chalk-paint/ I did do a few things differently such as, the CHALK PAINT recipe I used was 2 1/2 TBS plaster of Paris 1 1/2 TBS warm Water mix to a paste then add to 1 Cup of paint. The only reason I used a different recipe is because I didn't need that much paint. (1 cup covered the entire desk and the drawers using only 1 coat) I did not paint my areas black that I wanted to show through. I wanted them to show the actual wood tone. but I DID do the vasseline. I tinted my own dark wax...more on that and the recipe I used here http://salvagedinspirations.com/tinting-furn... As far as prep work, I scrubbed her down with 1/2 cup vinegar to 4 cups water Sanded the original finish off the top Stained it with Varathane early American That's it! OH! The hardware...well, they were black and nasty so I tossed them in a container of apple
Time: 2 Days Cost: $18 Difficulty: Easy
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  • Danielle Sallada
    Danielle Sallada Pottsville, PA
    A quick note. I also put a coat of the finishing wax (untinted) on the top as well to protect and give that hand rubbed look.
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  • Victoria
    Victoria Lockhart, TX
    Nice job! I'm getting ready to do a dresser and can't find tinted wax. I tried to open the link you gave but it won't open. Can you tell how you did it? thanks
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  • Danielle Sallada
    Danielle Sallada Pottsville, PA
    Victoria I used 1Tbs minwax finishing wax and mixed 1TBS black crafting paint. you can tint your wax any color! just be sure to mix a TBS at a time since it can dry quickly
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  • Victoria
    Victoria Lockhart, TX
    Thank you Danielle, I really appreciate it!
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  • Danielle Sallada
    Danielle Sallada Pottsville, PA
    The link has been fixed to the dark wax blog :) Happy Painting!!
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  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    Gorgeous piece, Danielle!
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  • Danielle Sallada
    Danielle Sallada Pottsville, PA
    thank you!
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  • Alli Cox
    Alli Cox Los Angeles, CA
    Love diy stains, so I can't wait to try the wax!
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  • CORINNE
    CORINNE Kirkwood, NY
    Love it!
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  • Kaye Hanna
    Kaye Hanna Clarksville, TN
    Beautiful!;;!!!Girl u did a Amazing job !!!!!
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  • Danielle Sallada
    Danielle Sallada Pottsville, PA
    Thank you!
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  • P.brown8
    DIVINE!
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Danielle Sallada

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