If you’ve been following along for a while you might remember the set of 6 press back chairs I scored for $100. They were just what we needed for our family of 5. I recently tested out some white wax on one of them in an attempt to tone down the orange base- without having to either strip them, or fully paint them. I am still up in the air about whether or not I will paint them out at some point- but I thought I would share the effect of the white wax.
I brushed the wax over the chair- working in sections, taking care to really work it into the carved details. I then buffed it with a rag after allowing it to sit for several minutes. I left quite a bit of wax around the spindles and in the carved details. I love the way it draws attention to the carvings- a detail that previously felt a bit lost.
Here is an old shot from when I originally purchased them.
What do you think? Would you wax the rest, paint em or leave em?
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