Andrea from Crossroad Creations used our limited edition color, Sunday Tea topped with Natural Wax and Willow antiquing dust to turn this antique washstand into a stunning piece of decor!

I love trying out new products and finishes, so when the new Antiquing Dust was announced I knew that I had to try it. I think it gave the perfect aged finish to this antique washstand. I will outline how I achieved this look in this blog post.

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This piece was a very dark wood, so I chose to apply a stain blocking primer before beginning since I knew that I would be painting it a light colour. I chose to use a previous limited edition paint colour called Sunday Tea. After two coats of paint, it was ready to be lightly distressed and then waxed.

I applied a light coat of the Natural Wax to one section of the washstand first and then used the Antiquing Dust in Willow for the next step. I dipped a dry paint brush into the dust and then worked it into the wax. After I was happy with the amount of dust, I went on to the next section in the same way until the piece was coated with dust. I let it sit for about 30 minutes and then took a microfiber cloth and lightly buffed the finish, removing the excess Antiquing Dust.

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I loved how it remained in the brush strokes, giving a very natural aged look without darkening the paint colour too much.

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I had painted the inside, but did not use the Antiquing Dust on this area.

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I am so glad I tried out the Antiquing Dust and am looking forward to trying some of the different shades in my next projects! If you follow the tips in the tutorial on the Country Chic Paint website, it is an easy to use product to help update a tired piece of furniture. I can now see this washstand as being a chic and functional piece of furniture and I hope you agree!

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Andrea {Crossroad Creations}

Hi! My name is Andrea, and together with my parents, we own Crossroad Creations in Southeastern Ontario. I feel so lucky to be on this journey with my family and hope you enjoy our creations! We are so inspired by old furniture pieces and reclaimed materials that would otherwise be forgotten. We love to repurpose, restyle and create unique pieces and are so excited to share this passion with you!

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