Amy Howard At Home Contributor, Leah, is giving you all the details on how she created these gorgeous Cracked Gesso End Tables. She also shows you how to create a custom wax that will add age to your piece.
Step 1 - Clean:
Step 2 - Base Coat:
Step 3 - Mix It Up:
Mix up your Cracked Gesso
, 1 Part Gesso to 1 Part Water. Mix well and let sit in the fridge overnight.
Apply coat 2 Coats of Cracked Gesso
with a chip brush allowing dry time in between coats.
Step 5 - Sand:
Sand lightly with 400 Grit Sandpaper until smooth to the touch.
Step 6 - Wipe Away Residue:
Wipe away any residue with a damp cloth.
Step 7 - Mix Your Milk Paint:
Step 8 - Stir:
Before applying milk paint, stir thoroughly, getting everything that settled to the bottom to mix with water.
Step 9 - Applying The Milk Paint:
Apply milk paint and agitate mixture with chip brush each time you dip in with brush.
Step 10 - Sand:
Once dry, sand lightly with 400 grit sandpaper until smooth to touch.
Step 11 - Clean and Repeat:
Clean away any residue and repeat one more coat of milk paint. Sand lightly one more time until smooth. Clean away any dust now it's time to seal.
Step 12 - Seal:
Use Mind Your Own Beeswax
to seal tables with a chip brush. Use cardboard to offload any excess wax. Allow to dry at least one hour then buff with a clean lint-free cloth.
Step 13 - Custom Wax:
Create a custom wax using Dark Antique Wax
, Mind Your Own Beeswax
, and Dust of Ages
. Mix thoroughly. Apply with a chip brush, offloading onto cardboard as not to have too much product on your brush. Apply to edges, and anywhere it would naturally age to accent.
Step 14 - ENJOY THE BRAGGING RIGHTS:
Let dry, buff lightly, and enjoy the bragging rights!