Press Back Chair, Miss Mustard Seed White Wax

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.

Press Back Chairs, White WaxI 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.chair 6

What do you think? Would you wax the rest, paint em or leave em?

-Miss Ash

More projects using Miss Mustard Seed’s Line:

The Farmhouse Hutch Makeover using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

farmhouse Hutch Makeover Before and After

The Antique Barn Door finished with Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax

Antique Barnd Door aged with Miss Mustard Seed White Wax-15

Light and Bright Marble Pedestal Table in MMS Ironstone
Marble topped side table, MMS Ironstone | This Mamas Dance-1


4 thoughts on “MMS White Wax and the Press Back Chairs”

  1. I have very similar chairs and I painted them with old white chalk paint and I LOVE them. I wiped off the paint in the carved areas and distressed them a little….leaving the rest of the natural distressing to my family. I love the white and they go with everything. I’ve never used the white wax but I think it’s a huge improvement over the orange!

    1. I am such a huge fan of white, your chairs sound lovely… families are very good at helping us achieve the distressed look- aren’t they 😉 I might still go the painted route- as I have only waxed one chair to see what I think. hmmm… decisions, decisions.

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