It’s been about a week since I painted those shutters I picked up at the antique mall. Just to refresh your memory, the picture below is what they looked like before painting.
I painted them in Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint after gluing on two wood embellishments at the top of each. Since I wasn’t sure which way I wanted to go, I waxed one with clear and dark wax, and the other with just clear wax.
I like both of them in their own way, but am having a hard time deciding which way to go. One day I am drawn to the one with the dark wax, and then the next day the one with just the clear wax.
I asked my daughter’s opinion and she liked the dark wax option because it seemed to go with the gold of the mirror better. I agree. Until a day later when I am looking at the other one!
I want to apply a bit of clear wax to the dark wax shutter just to adjust the streaky dark look (or I may have to add more paint). I always tend to be heavy handed with the dark wax, but can usually make adjustments to it with the clear wax. Unfortunately, I need to get more clear wax.
I could use some input and then, since I can’t make up my own mind, I think I will go by the majority vote. I can’t live with two different shutters much longer, so which do you think, dark wax or clear wax?