Hey friends! I’m back with another furniture update today! Do you have a piece of furniture in your home that you’re just tired of? Maybe it’s no longer your style, or maybe it just doesn’t work in your new design. When My daughter left for college this fall I purged furniture out of her room. There was just too much in there. I had painted a bookshelf for her room re-design several years ago. It was perfect in there, but I decided to move it into my youngest son’s room. The black and white just wouldn’t work in there. DIY chalk paint to the rescue! Here is the before. Cute, but ready for a makeover.
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It was so much better just after the paint, but I wanted to give it more of a rustic look to make it fit better with the style of his room. (you can find my DIY chalk paint recipe in this post)
I have used wax before but just the paste kind. It’s great but it takes forever. All the rubbing on and rubbing off. It was exhausting. So, I decided to try this crème wax in deep brown.
It was so easy to use! Just brush it on and wipe it off. It really is that easy! And the results were just what I was looking for.
The color turned out great for the room don’t you think?
My son and I styled it up with all his favorite things and there you have it!
I love the way the brown wax provided an antique look to the paint.
He and I spent a few hours Saturday cleaning and moving things around. And now I have a list of projects for this room!! Ha! I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of this room in the future. 😉