Paris + King Gold Gilding wax

I really wish I had taken a before of this dresser but in usual form I was running late and needed to get it finished to put in the shop and forgot to snap the before {darn it!}.  This adorable little dresser had these amazing key holes…







…and carved wood handles…






…that I just fell in love with!  So when I was looking at the dresser and imaging all the things I could do to it I just kept coming back to these two really amazing elements.  I thought about going funky and doing Antibes Green and heavily distressing it for a cool rustic look but I kept being drawn to accenting these elements in a classy way.

My final formula ended us being pretty generic.  I used a light coat of old white focusing on the handles and edges and then I used Paris Grey.  After distressing & waxing the fun started to happen…gilding wax!  I just LOVE this stuff, I think it’s my new favorite toy.

I chose the King Gold color and initially was applying it with a little cheese cloth over my finger but eventually I ditched the cheese cloth and just applied it with my bare finger {I know professional ..right:-}.  But hey it worked and I love it.  I accented the edges of the top, the handles and the key holes.  I used such a small amount of the gilding wax, I’m telling you that stuff goes far!  If you get a little too much in one area you can take a bit of clear wax and blend it in:-)  So here she is….



This is a great example of how you can take a piece that is intended to be more “country” and really transform it into something unexpected with a little vision.

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9 Responses to Paris + King Gold Gilding wax

  1. OMGosh Kelly…that is beautiful!!!! The gold touches are perfection.

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  2. Love the gold. Looks wonderful.

  3. erica says:

    LOVE IT!! i gotta get me some of the gilding wax!!! thanks for sharing!

  4. cassie says:

    i absolutely love the gold against the gray- stunning!

  5. This looks absolutely beautiful, Kelly! I finally finished my “Paris Gray” table and chairs, I’m taking pictures and will put them on my blog soon. 🙂

  6. Kathryn Cain says:

    love love and really curious where can I find this…I have a dresser too do…and this would be wow …..with the look….of this dresser….Those people who sell chalk paint ect…and I wish I could…because they can play with so many color… work and congratulations.

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