Once upon a time I had a client that wanted black paint. A true black. I was not working with a true black at the time and so I set out to experiement. I ended up with Cece Caldwell that makes one and the piece turned out great. Many of my readers told me how I could achieved black using different methods. One was using dark wax over Graphite. I wanted to try this technique out on one of my pieces before I tried it for a client.
A dear friend of the family’s offered me some GORGEOUS pieces that in all honesty did not need paint. They were beautiful. I knew when I saw the desk I wanted a dark color. So, I painted the desk Graphite and once I completed 2 coats of paint, one of clear wax and then the dark wax – ALL. OVER. THE. PIECE.
I still like to rough up my pieces so even when I applied the dark wax with my rag I did not worry about being too pretty about it.
Then this happened. It’s a Graphite miracle.
The Bella Desk (named for my newest niece)…$450 (shipping available via USHIP)