We’re getting some really beautiful, cooler and dryer weather here in Connecticut and I have been taking advantage of it to get some work done. When the weather is too humid I’m not able to wax my furniture pieces because the wax just doesn’t seem to dry no matter how thinly I apply it.
First is this small vanity chair. I call it a vanity chair because that’s what I used it for as a teenager, I have no idea what happened to the vanity I had it parked in front of. Covered in a dark, dull finish and almost certainly having it’s back cut down I thought I’d give it a new look. I (Rick :) put a couple of wood finials on to finish the back. Then onto priming and two coats of AS Paris Grey. I painted a laurel wreath with AS Pure White. Then I applied a very thin coat of AS clear wax, distressed with some sand paper and applied a final coat of clear wax and buffed like crazy.
One of the other projects that I finally finished was this old doll cradle. Vintage ticking, muslin and really old quilt blocks were used for the mattress and bedding. I bought the quilt blocks at a shop in CA and think they work wonderfully in this doll quilt.
The cradle was painted with milk paint and waxed with AS clear wax. I also painted a small silhouette and laurel wreath on either end in AS Paris Grey chalk paint.
I hope that you are all also enjoying beautiful weather and will be posting more of the projects I am finishing up.