Thursday, October 10, 2013

Antiqued Wine Rack

Hey guys!

Today I want to show you another piece that was destined for a landfill.  It's another piece that a friend rescued from the trash for Monique and I.

The potential of this piece screamed at us!

Monique painted it with Annie Sloan Pure White.  I then took some 100 grit sandpaper and did some sanding to the piece.  Monique only did one coat of paint because we want it to be really rustic and antique looking.

I made some stencils with my Silhouette and used some black acrylic craft paint to create the writing on the top and the fleur de lis on each side.  Once that was dry, I did some more sanding.  You can see how I use vinyl as a stencil here.



To age the wine rack more, I used Annie Sloan dark wax and applied it with a rag.  I'm not going to lie, this step scared the crap out of me!  I wiped this wax on and used fine steel wool to sort of buff some of the wax off.  I used the steel wool immediately, I don't advise you wait for it to dry.


The last step is to coat the entire piece with some finishing wax and buff it.

This wine rack is going to be very hard to let go of!  I absolutely LOVE it!

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