I found this little curio cabinet at GOODWILL awhile ago. Only then, it wasn't white. It was fake dark wood looking. I didn't like it at all. But I thought maybe I could sand it down and paint it. So for $6.00 I bought it.
My sweet sister, Maureen, came over one day and sanded it down for me. Then I painted it. I let it sit outside to dry. That was weeks ago.
Today, I finally finished it. I sanded it smooth and distressed it. Then I put wax on it, let it dry and buffed it out. Now I love it!
I was so pleased with how much nicer it was after I waxed it. The wax just smooths everything out, gives it a nice professional finish and tones down the bright white just a tad.
I have to admit that the buffing gets old real fast though. It got me thinking about doing a bigger piece of furniture like my headboard that has been waiting for months to get done.
I think I'm going to have to get a car buffer as, I think my hand and arm would get way to tired buffing a big piece. I'm hoping someone I know has one I can borrow. Otherwise I'll have to buy one.
For now I've put my salt cellars in the curio cabinet. I don't know how long they will stay in there but until I find something else to put in there I hope the salt cellars enjoy their new home.
So tell me, when you paint your furniture, do you wax and buff it or leave it just painted? Leave me a message and let me know.
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