Wednesday, January 13, 2010

~My Favorite Find~



This is my favorite piece of furniture.  It is an 1800's table from a local farm.





See the square nail?




And this is my favorite way to make and keep furniture beautiful.  The Briwax gives the wood a wonderful shine and protective finish, while keeping the integrity of rustic pieces.  It is a bit difficult to find and a little price-y, but totally worth it.  To apply,  you rub the wax on with a cloth, let dry, and buff to a shine.  You can get a workout with the last step.  The more layers you apply, the better it looks.  I wish I had a before picture of my table, but it was purchased ten years ago.  I put in many hours cleaning, sanding, and waxing it.  I put another coat of wax on about every six months.  Can you see how it shines?











The cupboard in my dining room has been bothering me for a while.







It always looks dusty, even though it's not.





So I gave it the Briwax treatment.









Much better.

Janet


P.S.  The wax comes in different colors-mine is dark brown.

P.S.S.  I will be linking this to:





23 comments:

  1. Love this table!

    Blessings...Amy

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  2. Beautiful!!! Great table, dishes, cloches, just everything Lezlee

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  3. Briwax - noted - now to find.... And I love that table! :) I love the white chairs with it!

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  4. Thanks for the info. Your furniture pieces look beautiful!
    Jane

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  5. Your table is wonderful, what I wouldn't give for one like it. the chairs all white look fantastic with it too. Blessings, Marla

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  6. Wow, that stuff really made a difference on the cupboard. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy

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  7. I am going to have to find that product and try it on my old dining table.

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  8. First of all, I'll have to give that Briwax a try. It looks like a great product. Second, I am in love with your table. I cannot wait for the day when I find the perfect farm able. I also adore the mix & match white chairs around it. The entire room is absolutely lovely. I'm so glad you shared it at FFF!

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  9. Okay, i love the mix of white chairs, soooooo cool, and your table is to die for! That briwax stuff looks like miracle in a can, and guess what?!?! I think I have some of that in the barn! I also have a dresser with that permanently dusty look, and I can't wait to introduce them! Thanks for the tip, and thank you for sharing your beautiful dining room!

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  10. That's amazing. I'm going to look for Briwax.

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  11. I am in love with this table! My father built me a table very similar, but I wish it was from the 1800's!! I'm all about the antiques when I can find them at a good price. I'm slowly buying a piece at a time, and moving out my other thrift store finds :)

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  12. so beautiful! excellent work, i love love love your things, and adore the fun mix of white chairs you have put with your gorgeous table! (just a note for other commenters...if you can't find briwax, myland's also makes terrific tinted waxes.)

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  13. Thank you for sharing this Briwax tip. We have a farm table that needs a tad bit of TLC, but not too much, and I think this would do the trick.

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  14. That table looks like a delightful place to gather. Great job!

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  15. That table is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the tip on Briwax. I have a few projects that could benefit from it! Lisa

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  16. Wow.... I paint for a living and have never seen BriWax!!! Is it like Paste Wax? Love the sprucing up it did!

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  17. Thanks for the tip. Where can you purchase BriWax? It does a great job of making the wood look beautiful.

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  18. Lots of love in that table!

    But I really love your vignette. Your china is gorgeous!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  19. The picture of the chest, chandelier, china were lovely. Great job with the table.
    CJ


    http://wwwbeenblogged.blogspot.com/

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  20. I ADORE your old table and mismatched chairs! I've been pondering that for my kitchen. Did it take long to acquire all of the pieces? I've featured your set in my "Blog Browsing Highlights" post. Check it out: http://blackcopperdiy.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-browsing-highlights.html

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  21. I love the dark BriWax too, hmmm...it's been a while since I did the dining room table...maybe I should get off the 'puter and go polish the table.

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  22. Thanks for the Briwax tip! I have an old china cabinet that needs some love :)

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