DIY Chalk Painting with Dark Wax

DIY Chalk Painting with Dark Wax

This has to be one of my favorite mirrors I’ve done. The best part about this, is you can pick any colors you want. When DIY Chalk Painting with Dark Wax you don’t have to be a professional. So keep on reading to see how I created this shabby chic mirror that anyone can do.

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DIY Chalk Painting with Dark Wax

I showed many from my Instagram this new mirror I was creating. Many fell in love, as I did. You’ll want to grab a couple of your favorite chalk paint colors. I chose Fluff and Apricot by Dixie Belle. I will include links below to see the products I use. You can do this dark wax for an antiquing look, there are many great chalk paint ideas!

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Begin painting the detailed areas with Fluff. Next, paint the flat areas with your other color. Most likely you will get paint on the white detailed areas. Once both colors are dry just carefully go over the white again to be sure no pink is on the detailed areas.

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When everything’s dry, get your clear wax and go over all the areas. You can use a rag, but I use a paint brush so I can get wax in all the details. Clear wax helps to evenly distribute the dark wax that will be going on next. Chalk painting tutorials are a great way to learn the trick of chalk painting. I have many painting tips on my blog!

clear wax
Wax-Clear by Amy Howard

 

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I then get the dark wax and also rub that over all the areas. I especially get in the details. Lastly, to give your mirror some more depth, rub clear wax over all the detailed areas again. I also have may mirrors available in my shop.

Dark Wax

 

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You can use this technique on other items like this shabby chic cupboard. I just created a YouTube on how to create this look. Be sure to like and subscribe, there are other diys and tutorials just for you guys!

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This cupboard is in my Etsy shop. You can shop the paint products I used. Let me know how you liked this DIY.

Favorite Paint Brush for Chalk Paint- Hallstrom Home

Joanna Gaines Chalk Style Paint

Peel and Stick Wall Color Samples by Magnolia Market

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15 responses to “DIY Chalk Painting with Dark Wax”

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    Anonymous

    Hi Rhonda, I’m new to your blog! Absolutely beautiful decor. I follow many other blogs, but by far yours is most appealing to me. Love all your mirrors. I’m impressed with your attention to detail. I’m a newby when it comes to painting, but after watching several videos of yours, I now have a better understanding of the step by step process. (baby steps here)….???? Tks Again, Kim

    1. Kim that was so sweet and it made my day!! I am glad to know I can help someone! Thank you so much
      Best Rhonda

  5. Hi Rhonda…I am new to your blog…it is just beautiful! I have a question regarding applying the dark wax after the clear wax….how long does the clear wax have to dry before applying the dark wax?

    Thank you!

    1. Laura
      Thx for asking. I would wait about 15 minutes for the clear wax to dry before adding the dark wax

  6. Good job explaining the waxing process. I’m going to try it on some of my picture frames. Love the mirror!

    1. Thx!! its such a beautiful finish to get that aged look

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    Kim Bird

    Everything is always so beautiful ????

    1. Thx so much Kim! It means a lot.
      Rhonda

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