I am excited to show y’all another new color in our chalk paint line.
It’s called Destin.
The color reminds me of the crystal waters of its namesake beach locale we visited last summer.
Serene and calming.
The color is very muted, which I am all about.
I tested it out on this French provincial headboard and footboard.
Two coats and it looked great.
But I wanted to really highlight the curves of this piece, without having to distress it since it was painted before.
So I went for dark wax. This was my first time doing a dark wax. I used to glaze pieces often, see how that works here.
But I wanted a more hand-done look and so decided to make my own dark wax- and here’s the process.
I waxed the piece all over with my SC Johnson clear paste wax and let it dry overnight.
The next night I scooped out a little of the clear wax onto a paper plate and added a tiny bit of this RustOleum glaze to it.
You could use paint or stain though too! Then I mixed it up with a plastic spoon.
I applied it with my wax brush, working it into the grooves.
I let it dry overnight and then buffed lightly.
I love the dimension it added to the piece and how it brought some patina to this vintage headboard by accentuating the curves.
I can’t wait to try the dark wax again. Next time I will add a little more stain/glaze to darken the wax, and possibly lightly sand to give the initial wax job more “tooth.” I’ll give an update if this works better.
But overall, it was so easy to do and gives a great finish!