Happy Monday friends! Do you hate dusting? Dusting ranks high on the scale of chores I loathe. Right after washing my kitchen floor. I would rather scrub 10 toilets than dust my house. For Real. I have somewhat taught my kids to dust the house. Let’s face it. They are kids and a lot of spots get missed.
Instead of this being an ongoing problem. Use dust to your advantage when Redouxing your furniture. CeCe Caldwell’s has a fabulous new product called “Aging Dust”. It is perfect for adding an extra little detail in corners and crevices. Make your piece look truly aged. (as opposed to faux aged 😉
I wanted something I could finish quickly, but would look like it took forever to get that way. I painted the entire piece in CeCe Caldwell’s Santa Fe Turquoise. When this was dry, I mixed two teaspoons of Cece’s Cinco Bayou Moss with 1/2 cup CeCe’s 100% natural Glaze. (which being an avid glazer over the years, I was thrilled to find a product that did not smell like a chemical factory. Love to glaze, hate the smells).
I applied the glaze with a large brush, just working one section at a time. I “pulled” it back by using a Cheesecloth wadded up like a Pompon. If you want to see my tutorial on glazing, you can check that out HERE. (Note: If you are unfamiliar with glazing, or you want more control over how much glaze will be left in the paint, I recommend putting down a coat of just clear glaze, before applying the tinted glaze).
And for my next trick….I applied a coat of 100% natural CeCe Clear Wax. This is where the Aging Dust comes in. You want to apply the dust to WET WAX. This is what will grab it and make it stick. I apply the dust by taking a small round brush and just barely dipping it into the jar of AD.
I tap off the excess, dab into the corners and details where I want a bit of texture and age. This is a great product for Ornate Frames, detailed furniture, etc. If you add too much, simply wipe it off while the wax is still wet. You can see a bit of Aging dust in the corners of my drawers and on the pulls.
And here is “Le Nightstand Finis”. How about we call her “Winifred”. She went to Paris Flea last weekend. Hopefully someone will take Winifred home and then she will be their problem to keep her dusted. If they have kids like mine, they will say when asked to dust Winifred, “I already dusted her”! They didn’t already dust her…..I DID!