One of the girls wants her room decorated in teal colors. We already found her a great desk but she needs a side table. We had an old vanity, but the girls had outgrown it, so I decided to use the bottom for her room. I initially was going to water down the chalk paint and wash it over the vanity but I had been reading about Annie Sloans dark wax and Miss Mustard seeds white wax to add depth to a piece of furniture. So I said, “why not?” Worse case scenario, I would have to paint it again.
I used a tablespoon of Johnson’s paste wax and a 1/2 teaspoon of chalk paint. I used the back of a plastic spoon to mush (technical term) it together. I put it on the desk using a wax brush, waited about 3 or so minutes and wiped off. Once complete, buff the wax.
I really like this technique. It creates texture and dimension very quickly. This can save a lot of money because if you use a dark brown paint it will be similar to the Annie Sloan dark wax. Also, there are no color limitations. You can use black, red, cream wax mixes instead of doing a wash.
Let me know what you think!