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I got my Waxine brush!
Because I'm just slightly obsessed with this whole waxing furniture thing, I do believe I've watched and/or read almost every tutorial available online about how to do it.
And yet, I'm still skeered. Heck I even used some of Annie's Soft Wax at the workshop I attended a week or so ago, and I'm still freaking out over how to use it.
(me in white with peach tank....raise yer hand if you're surprised at the color I chose to play with..Photo from The Poppy Cottage)
So, in order to save my beloved readers some time, I thought I'd share what I consider to be the BEST Annie Sloan-specific waxing tutorial I've found. Even better than Miss Mustard Seed herself....and we all know she rocks the furniture do-over planet.
Cindy of Simply Reinvented is specific, she is detailed, and she's supah, dupah cute-to-boot. I could listen to her sah-weet southern accent all the ding dang day long. ("when you uh-plah thuh wax...." LOVE IT.) Since we share the same name, of course I know she's awesome.
And she lives in Nashville TN where my bro lives....which means, well, ok nothing.
Anyway, after watching her video
BTW, her method is what I learned (but couldn't seem to absorb) from the workshop I took. It's kinda like when it took 3 tries to finally pass Algebra.
You didn't just read that last sentence.
Things you'll learn from Cindy that you prolly haven't learned from other tutes:
*the best way to condition your wax brush before the first use and after use
*exactly how much wax to use, and how to get the proper amount on your brush
*how to apply it, what the piece should feel like, how to properly remove the excess
Ready? Here is her video plus the link to the page where she also writes out her method.
She has a couple other excellent video tutorials as well, one for using the AS chalk paint and one for the super scary AS dark wax. Find them here.
Or visit this page to read her other tutorials on gray washing, lining drawers, etc. I spent quite a bit of time over there the other night...I think we're in a serious relationship now. Cindy has a fantabulous blog with smokin' hot furniture re-dos. I kinda hope to be her when I grow up. Or at least talk like her. Except that she's WAY younger than me.
Might be a problem.
Thanks, Cindy, for sharing your knowledge. We bow to you. I hope to visit the shop where you sell your amazeballs pieces next time I'm in Nash.