While I was gone I sold a couple of pieces in the shop so I needed to finish up this desk and get it ready to sell.
I found this A.MAZ.ING desk at an auction.
It had issues.
But it had character.
So I set out to give it a fresh look.
Inspired by a photo of a French chair in Annie Sloan's "Color Recipes for Painted Furniture," I painted it in Duck Egg.
I used a craft brush to get into the nooks and crannies around the ormolu, the brass trim on the legs.
I used some Brasso to brighten up the metal.
I sanded lightly and it was time to apply the wax.
That's where I had some odd "issues."
Here's what the end of the desk looked like before I applied the wax.
I used a wax brush to apply Briwax. As I applied it, the wax seemed to remove the paint! And here's the after.
I kinda liked the effect so I went with it, but was wondering why it happened. So I tried applying the wax with a cloth instead of the brush.
But it seemed rather authentic. I like it.
In the end, it's a show stopper!
She even looks good from the back!
I'm curious, though.
Have you ever had issues with the wax removing your paint?