So this "gossip bench", as it has been called, or phone bench, came to live with me. It's kinda funny because at the time I had another one that I didn't know what to do with. Then I got this one and knew just what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to try out my Annie Sloan dark wax. Like I said in an earlier post, I'm not sold on waxes yet but am keeping an open mind. So this was the project that would either convert me to wax, or not.
I decided to paint it Louis Blue and then use the dark wax to age it. I really liked the chalk paint once I added a little water to it. It's really thick and hard to get it to go on smoothly unless I do that. Have any of you had to do the same thing? I loved the paint color and hated to darken it but I really wanted to try the dark wax out. First I had to tighten all the legs up. I had to completely take them off and then add a washer to the screw because they never would tighten all the way.
I finally got to the waxing and it seemed the more I did, the more I liked it. I kind of thought that might happen to me because most of you love it. I put more on the further along I got, because I discovered it was a lot darker at the end of the project then where I started. I just went back and darkened it a bit. I'm not a pro at this, but I'm happy to report that I did like doing it and would have no problem using the dark wax on other projects to age them.
It's really growing on me the more I look at it. The brown pillow looks great with the color of the dark wax and I felt they belonged together. It was a fun, and fast project to do, which is nice to do once and a while.