A few days ago I wrote about using Chalk Paint® to color wax, specifically Primer Red over Cream on a country cupboard. Now that I have taught you the recipe and given you the advice, I need to tell you a story.

In the last blog I mentioned that I just plunge into some things. Well this is one plunge that when I finished waxing it looked all wrong, I thought it looked like pink and yellow cotton candy from a fair, and it was NOT what I had in mind. Somewhere between the firsts test and the final waxing I had much more color than I wanted.

annie sloan chalk paint

Oops, well again kinda. Now that I had succeeded in achieving the cotton candy effect, it was time to distress the furniture. So, I attacked it with 180 grit sand paper. Because the wax and paint were mixed together the red started to sand down really well, leaving that little hint that I was hoping for. Whew! Breathing now and I just kept sanding.

It took me longer than usual to sand this cupboard, but I think the end result was worth it. I really achieved an old worn look, with just a hint of red outside. To finish off the cupboard we painted the inside Primer Red with a coat of Clear Wax. The shelves are Cream.

tinting annie sloan wax

The cupboard is currently set up to display the decoy collection, but It will be off to the store this fall, maybe with a decoy or two inside!

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