Making a decision in regards to my shelving unit is tough too. I want to get it right but have so many questions and nobody to ask. So I am winging it with hopes it passes inspection of others who know so much more than I do.
All of the surfaces are painted. The distressing is done. But it really didn't pop like I wanted it to. I cheated and stained the edges where I had distressed it. Now I am going to wax the piece. I don't really want to use paste wax, but that is what I have on hand so I am going with that.
Since I am trying to be quiet, I am going shopping first and then maybe I will work on an old window too. After all, a girl needs props when doing the reveal! At least that is my excuse for shopping!
I wasn't gone long on my shopping spree. Spent a whoppin' $5 at the thrift store. I think I know better than to go to the craft store, but I need to anyway because I need to find wax brushes and buffing brushes. Rags are killing me!
Anyway, I got my shelving unit all waxed and buffed out today. I might have to do another coat but for now I am calling it done.
Here are what the edges look like- I enhanced them with a little bit of stain because they were barely visible.
The next step is to get the bedroom ready to put it back in there so I am sure it will have time to cure as I am busy with my dad and his cataract surgery tomorrow.
Things I figured out ( or learned the hard way)
Wear gloves when waxing.Get a better quality wax and toss the paste wax. I am sensitive to the odor and will be taking aspiring soon for the headache I got from it.
Buffing takes time LOL
So what do you think? For my first piece, what else should I do or what should I have done differently?
The piece is done and in it's final resting place HERE