October 23, 2012


Hello Friends~ ~ ~
I found this great little server and it is perfect for the small space I have.  The above picture is the finished color after I painted it with ASCP in Scandavian Pink first then Cream and a mix of cream and olive to make a sage color over the pink.  I did a sort of stippling over the pink with the cream and sage.
 The finish after waxing looks amazing.  Here is a close up.

 I love how the pink pokes out here and there.  I was careful not to fill in all the spots with the stippled colors.  The finished color looks like leather or suede.

The below picture is the beginning of the process.  Have you tried ASCP in Scandavian Pink yet.  I love the old world shade of pink that it is.



This pic above is the stippling that I did with the Cream and the Sage color that I mixed up.  It looks just awful till you first wax it with clear wax then with the dark wax to really blend the colors.  Then I wax it again with clear wax to further remove some of the dark wax.  I did not use the dark wax until I mixed it with a lot of the clear wax to tone the shade of brown that it is down to a lighter brown.  This technique works the best for me and makes it easier to remove most of the dark wax.

 After each waxing I let the wax dry overnight before I buffed it to a shine.  I'm not sure if you have to wait that long but it just worked for me.   Now scroll back up to the top picture to see the finished server again.  What a difference.  This technique is not for everyone but for just one piece here or there I love it. 
I am off to the garage to finish painting my new/old bedroom suite.  Gotta love this ASCP !

Sorry about the spacing of this post but I have yet to understand how to load my pictures.  If I attempt to move them around after loading I get big spaces.  I am at my wits end.  If you have suggestions I would love to hear them.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.


Barbara F. said...

Ahrisha, this turned out so beautiful. I don't think I could achieve this stippling effect. The color you created is so lovely and very original. Always happy to see a post! Say "hi" to Millie. xo

Helen said...

Spectacular! What brand of wax do you use ... I have to try this on an old table I picked up alongside the road a few months ago!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

So good to see you again. Thanks for commenting. I used Annie Sloan waxes on my piece. Both the clear and the dark. Both are very nice. For many years before I used a soft French wax that I loved too. Sorry but I can't remember the name of it. To my eye, wax creates a finish that is superior to a poly finish. It creates a warm glow on the wood not a plastic looking finish. I think you will love the wax. Let me know how it works out.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Helen said...

... I certainly will!!

Amy Chalmers said...

Nice Job Ahrisha! The stipple technique is more difficult than most and you did a wonderful job on your piece.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful cabinet. It came out great.

Polly said...

It's amazing what paint can do!! Looks great!!



What a nice piece of furniture and a great job. I intend to re do all my furniture in that way : long way to home !!! soi pleased to follow your blog.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a great little piece of furniture. You did an amazing job transforming her. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

My Secret Life in Lilly said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured your post on My Monday Muse this week! Love how this buffet turned out! This week is Gift-a-way My Monday Muse! Hope to see you link up again!

Donna said...

Oh, gosh, that turned out SO pretty!!! Great makeover! Have a great week, Ahrisha!... Donna

Anonymous said...

What a pretty server piece of furniture and what a great job refinishing it! I have got several pieces of furniture I need to do this to!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Ahrisha,
You did a lovely job! It's a pretty piece, and what a big change!
Merry Christmas:-)

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Not only is it a great piece...but you made it stunning! A lot of work went into it. You must be really pleased.