Thursday, March 8, 2012

Liming Wax Review.

I have been meaning to share this project and product on my blog for a while. Back in September we upgraded to a king size mattress [and I have been a much happier wife ever since]. I needed to make a headboard to fit our new purchase, so I set out to recreate Restoration Hardware's Maison Bed.
I saw several blog entries where people have created a beautiful, gray washed finish on furniture and everyone used Briwax liming wax. Once I started using this wax over the stain, it made me want to strip every wood surface in my house and create this finish. It's very easy to use, but it did feel like it took several days to dry.

I used 100% linen from JoAnn's, ordered over-sized nailheads from Rowley and did my best to re-create the headboard.

(I wish everything was ironed, but that is by far my least favorite chore, so it never happens).
I am a sucker for all white bedding, but I loved how this pinstripe duvet from Pottery Barn accented the linen headboard. Also, this guy is in bed a lot and the stripe camouflages his ever-shedding hair.


Francesca said...

Amazing! You did a fabulous job!

I've been contemplating a DIY headboard for a while now, and you may have just pushed it in gear. What did you do for the bed frame?

ps. Your blog is a guilty pleasure!

Liz H. said...

That looks beautiful! What a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day! Could you maybe share more about what you thought of the liming wax/how you applied it?

Bridget said...

I love the headboard! You probably posted about this already but I'm new to your blog... where are the lamps on your bedside tables from? They are great!

Lindsay said...

This is an awesome tutorial! I always wondered how to get this finish. I'm definitely trying it!

Miss B. said...

This is great, I want to do this for a current project, what was the stain color you used? Thanks!

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