Y’all know I’ve had a rough relationship with furniture wax in the past. But I’m determined to conquer this technique! So today I’m sharing my last waxing project… a thrift store jewelry cabinet makeover with furniture wax and antiquing dust. My first reaction? It’s worth waxing just so I can play with the dust! Here’s what the jewelry cabinet looked like before I started.
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Furniture Wax and Antiquing Dust Supplies
- Country Chic All-in-One Decor Paint, in Vanilla Frosting
- Country Chic Antiquing Dust, in Willow
- foam brush
- black paint
- Country Chic Natural Wax
- Wax Brush
- decorative metal sheet, cloverleaf pattern
- E6000 glue
- light duty staple gun
- 1/4″ staples
How to Use Furniture Wax & Antiquing Dust
Step One: Clean and Prep
I started by cleaning this old jewelry cabinet with a rag and spray cleaner. This one wasn’t too dirty. I removed the glass but chose to leave the hardware on and just paint over it this time.
Step Two: Paint Old Thrift Store Jewelry Cabinet
Then I gave the jewelry cabinet 2 coats of paint. Here’s how it looked after one coat of paint.
You can tell it was still a little thin in some places. That usually happens when painting a light color over dark wood.
Step Three: Apply Furniture Wax and Antiquing Dust
When all the paint was completely dry, I waxed it with the furniture wax and pounced on the antiquing dust. (Scroll down and watch the video to see exactly how I did this.)
Step Four: Dust and Buff
After waiting 30 minutes I lightly brushed the excess antiquing dust off and buffed the wax. This gave a very subtle aged look in the crevices of the jewelry cabinet.
Step Five: Finishing Details
I wanted a little extra detail so I used my foam brush to stencil a pattern on the sides of the drawers.
Sometimes it’s easy to actually show you, so I’ve included the Facebook Live video where I showed how I used the furniture wax and antiquing dust on some frames.
Several of you asked about my t-shirt… here’s where I got my My Favorite Color is RUST T-shirt.
To complete the door, I traced the original glass onto my decorative metal sheet and cut it out. I used E6000 to glue it in and also gave it a couple of staples to make sure it wouldn’t pop out.
I still like the idea of adding something to the sides of the drawers. Gives it a little extra style!
Finished Thrift Store Jewelry Cabinet
And ta-da! Here’s the finished product.
What do you think? I’d love to get your feedback on this jewelry cabinet makeover. Would you use the furniture wax and antiquing dust?
More Thrift Store Makeovers
If you enjoyed this jewelry cabinet makeover, you might also like these:
- The Ultimate Guide to DIY Jewelry Box Makeovers
- 10 Tips for Jewelry Cabinet Makeovers
- 35 Beautiful Jewelry Cabinet Makeovers
- Turquoise and White Jewelry Cabinet
- Coral Jewelry Cabinet Makeover
- Bright Pink Jewelry Cabinet Makeover
Thanks for reading! Leave a comment and let me know what you thought about this thrift store makeover.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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Originally published on May 29, 2018.
Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Keep writing.
Jann Olson says
I use the wax often, but I have never heard of the antiquing dust. Thanks for sharing with SYC.