Somewhere in between putting sprinkles on everything (for my daughters birthday) and planting some new spring blooms outside I decided I was sick and tired of my breakfast table and all its horrible scratches. Now I'm definitely one for instant gratification so I started googling quick easy table updates. One technique in particular really stood out to me....liming! What was this magical wax that made everything look white washed and beachy?! I watched a couple tutorials, found out that my local ACE hardware sold it and took a quick drive.
Now after watching some techniques I learned you don't NEED to sand (almost like chalk painting) but with my table having sooo many scratches I did a light sanding that took me a whole 10 minutes. After cleaning the table and letting it dry all you do it brush the liming wax on with a bristle brush. The technique I used was to do one "dusting" first using a X motion, allow to dry for about 10-15 minutes and come back and do another heavier layer.
The wax sits for anywhere from 12-24 hours (I just let mine sit overnight) and then rub it out with a lint free rag. Guess what? YOU are done!
I'm in love with this new look and have decided to give the table legs and chair backs a coat of black chalk paint some time next week. Let me know if you try it!!