I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval harp side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room’s window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard at Home’s One Step Paint and I knew that this table would be the perfect candidate.
I chose the color Chelsea Square. It is a soft gray that I knew would be a perfect foundation for the antiquing process and would complement the painted furniture in the dining room.
- Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint in Chelsea Square
- Light Antique Wax
- Dark Antique Wax
- Dust of Ages
- Artisanal brushes
Step One: Apply Paint
I followed the directions and stirred the paint very well – it becomes quite thick and thicker if you let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. I applied two coats of the paint using the artisanal brushes; I allowed 30 minutes between coating.
Light Antique Wax
Dark Antique Wax
After the antique waxes have had about 15 minutes to set and are still tacky, I applied the Dust of Ages with an Amy Howard brush. The wow factor was instantaneous! I was amazed at the beautiful timeworn affect the Dust of Ages created. I set the table on brown paper. Applying the dust liberally and buffing it into the decorative parts of the table. Afterwards I brushed off the excess and buffed the table. The total affect was amazing! Don’t worry about over using the Dust of Ages – you can gather it back into the jar and reuse it!
The Table Transformed
I love the finished look. The antiqued patina is subtle and beautiful. Now, this table fits beautifully with the decor. I was so thrilled by the result, I’m looking for more pieces and objects to transform. Amy Howard has an amazing array of products to bring an old world feel to your furniture and decorative objects. You can transform tables, chairs, picture frames, urns, moulding, lamps, mirrors and more. Just let your imagination soar!
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