When I first saw this little Florentine cabinet, I envisioned it painted with a beautiful coral color. Instead, I decided it needed to remain gold, & just needed to be freshened up.
The cabinet was stained & had parts where the gold was worn off.
The gold alone was beautiful, but I wanted the detail to stand out. I first added clear Best Dang Wax by Dixie Belle to the entire cabinet using a rag to apply. Then I used a wax brush to add black wax to the detail, then wiped it back leaving the black wax in the grooves. Adding clear wax first makes it easier to remove the black where from areas where you don't want it.