Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wax on, wax off

 This is self-explanatory, right?

I used a finishing wax instead of a poly finish on this piece, it was a new experience for me, but I love the result. Sheen-y instead of shiny. I think it suits this old piece. And the Heirloom White paint may be the most perfect neutral EVER.

See that LOVELY brass headboard peeking out from behind the dresser? That's another future re-new. Maybe. If I don't just toss it in the garbage when we move (in one week!). I like it but I don't love it. And I firmly believe you should LOVE anything you bring into your home. (not saying I always follow that rule, but I believe it.)

But these, I love. They are the star of this room-in-progress. Fabric in old thrift shop embroidery hoops. Couldn't be easier for a pop of colour.

And that headboard can use all the distraction it can get. 


P.S. - Moving = purging and this dresser doesn't have a place in the new house. Interested in it for your home? I'll be selling it on our Facebook page.


  1. I spray painted my son's brass headboard (very similar to yours) in matte black and I love it so much. Looks like wrought iron now. I say go for it!

  2. Thanks for the feedback, I just might do that!

  3. I sprayed white paint on my old brass headboard, and it also looks MUCH better than before. I did use a spray primer first, though.