Monday, November 28, 2022

Freshening Up The Florentine

 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.

I cleaned the cabinet well with Dixie Belle's White Lightening, then painted it with the color Gold Digger.

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.

This photo shows the difference that the wax makes...

I let the wax cure for a few days, then added Apricot Chameleon Wax. This wax looks different depending on the color you put it over & you only see it when light hits it a certain way. In this case, the chameleon wax gave a subtle, pretty pink shimmer.

This Florentine got the freshening up that it needed!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for linking up on Farmhouse Friday. I loved this and will be featuring it this week. Hope you link up again soon. pinned


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