Sunday, December 16, 2012

Santa and Dark Wax

This Santa was made many years ago
from an old piece of fence....

I pull out this old Santa every year...
He is perfect to hang on a skinny wall.


Santa has gotten a little chippy over the years so to give him a little face lift I gave him a coat of Annie Sloan dark wax.
My friend Olivia from The Lovely Sisters 
loaned me a can to try....
It darkened the bright red finish and gave him 
a more vintage look.



I'm very glad I tried the dark wax... 
I can't wait to try it on a zillion more projects!
(thanks Olivia!)


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3 comments:

  1. He is gorgeous! I would love to make one! I bought some antique wax. It's the Canadian version of Annie Sloan chalk paints, called van Gogh Chalk Paint. I haven't really used it much so I am not sure if I could give it my opinion. I am pinning this for my to do list! Merry Christmas Susan!

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  2. Oh yes..... me too got out the dark wax. It met an old sled and just about every other piece of painted folk art I had made. Now it actually looks vintage as opposed to something I had painted. My only tip... buy a box of those cheap plastic gloves at a supply house. I hate the feeling of the wax and having it under my nails.

    Bliss

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