How to add depth with tinted wax! Simple and quick but adds so much!
Hello sweet friends! I’m back today sharing a brand-new furniture makeover.
This is a special piece as it was one of my mom’s. We are going through things over at my parent’s house still and I loved this little table of hers. I knew I wanted to take it home and make use of it. I think I will use it in my office for plants, etc. Which is perfect as my mom (and my dad too) were Master Gardeners for many, many years.
I thought it’d be fun to do a little “something-something” instead of just painting it and done.
So I decided to add some depth with tinted wax. And today I’m going to show you how simple it is to do!
Add Depth To Furniture With Tinted Wax
This is how it looked before.
MATERIALS LIST FOR ADDING DEPTH WITH TINTED WAX
- TSP Alternative
- French Eggshell Paint
- Seaside Paint
- Fields of Lavender Wax (smells SO good!)
- Soft Lint Free Cloth or Wax Brush
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I cleaned it up with some TSP Cleaner before I did anything.
Next, I decided on the base paint color which is French Eggshell. One of my very favorites!
I used two coats, drying well in between, for full coverage.
That’s nice. But…we can do better. ;)
Let’s add some depth with tinted wax.
I used our Fields of Lavender and mixed up some of that with French Eggshell and some with Seaside.
It smells divine and is a joy to use. Buttery soft!
TIP: You can use either a round wax brush or a soft cloth to apply and blend the wax.
And it’s kind of as simple as rubbing it around the edges…then blending, blending, blending.
Be sure to only apply the darker wax around the edges of your piece.
That’s why I also mixed up some of the French Eggshell, the same as the base coat, to help blend, blend, blend.
TIP: When adding depth with tinted wax, make up some tinted wax with the base color you painted. This way you can blend and “fix” heavy areas and make the depth and dimension look seamless by blending it into the main areas of the piece.
Remember: Less is more. You only need a little to add dimension and depth. You’ll have less to blend out this way too.
For the legs, I simply applied it sort of like “dry brushing”, and then blending.
TIP: You can watch a video I made on dry brushing here >>> How To Dry Brush
And that’s it!
Since Fusion Mineral Paint is self-sealing (no topcoat needed) I don’t have to make sure I cover every inch with wax. I’m simply adding dimension and depth with it instead.
And I just love the depth and dimension it creates.
Things To Avoid:
- Using a heavy hand – Otherwise, you will wipe away all that you have applied. Be careful to gently blend in each section.
- Making the tint too dark by using too much paint. Less is more.
- Leave blotchy areas.
- Applying the darker tinted wax to areas other than the edges.
And here it is styled up a bit.
I think my mom would love it!
It was definitely a labor of love…with her in mind the whole time.
Have you added dimension this way before? With tinted wax? Or maybe tinted glaze, etc.? That’s another way you can do this.
You can also just use paint.
Here’s one I did something similar to but with paint, not wax >>> Aqua Dresser.
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