Several years ago I made a simple cherry book rack for a television series I was shooting for the DIY network. This was one that I never finished, but had stowed away in a storage tub. I decided it was certainly worth finishing and giving to my son Blake, who is still in school.
I was in a hotel lobby recently when I heard two ladies exclaiming how much they loved this antique sideboard. I looked around and saw three more identical sideboards, which confirmed my suspicion: this was a reproduction. But what made it look old?
First, fake wormholes. You can
Leigh Ann and I are antiques collectors, but we also live with our collection, which means our antique dining room table occasionally needs some extra protection — without looking over-refinished and brand new.
When that time comes, I reach for Minwax® Paste Finishing Wax, available
While we generally think of applying a quality paste wax over wood — such as a stained piece of furniture or even one finished with a chalk paint — wax can also be applied over metal, such as this iron band on the inside of my Arts and Crafts antique wastebasket. As you can see,