Antique Wax

2 Materials
$50
4 Hours
Easy

Do you have any furniture that you want to give a wood look? Maybe you have dark furniture that you want lighter or white furniture you want with a wood grain. This antique wax is the perfect thing for that! Our bedroom furniture was dark and had stains and chips on it from kids and drinks with no coasters. I wanted to make it lighter and get rid of the drink rings. First, you sand down your furniture lightly with a sanding block. Then, you get white chalk paint and paint the piece of furniture white if it’s not that color. Once the white paint is dry, you use a old rag or a paint brush and apply the antique wax! The more coats you apply the darker it will be. I love this stuff!

1. Before


This is what my piece looked like before I gave it a little makeover.

2. Chalk paint


I just used some simple chalk paint to give the furniture a coat of paint before going over it with the antiquing wax.

3. Chalk paint and antiquing wax


This antiquing wax is amazing! Just wait and see what I did with it.

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What a difference! And so easy too!

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1 question
  • Diana
    Diana
    on Nov 25, 2020

    What is the difference in antique wax and glaze?

    • Janet
      Janet
      on Nov 27, 2020

      Antique wax adds an aged look to the piece. It has a light tint that settles in the crevices to give it an old look.

      Regular wax or glaze will not do this.

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  • Joanie
    Joanie
    on Nov 28, 2020

    Great look! I love the little table!!

  • Sabah
    Sabah
    on Dec 1, 2020

    Thank you soooo much for such a great idea. I'm happy beyond words because I have some reddish-brown furniture that no longer fit my decor so now I know how to change it. 😊

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