Annie Sloan Wax can be EXPENSIVE! Yes, I’m sure it has WONDERFUL results ( I haven’t used it so I can’t attest to it) but I have found a great alternative that worked perfectly for the Boys’ Room Furniture.
First I cleaned the furniture really well and used scotchbrite to rough it up a tiny bit. Then I applied my homemade chalk paint. I decided to make my own dark wax. I found this great video tutorial on how to tint wax here.
So with paste wax and stain, I started my science experiment.
I measured out about 1/2 pint of paste finishing wax into a jar and placed it in a pot of water to melt. I heated it on medium heat until it was completely melted.
Then I let it sit for about an hour and it hardened up nicely.
Now, after applying a clear coat of wax on the drawers, I applied this tinted wax.