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Lush Magnolia furniture finish

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Materials Mentioned



Surf Prep sander

Paint A custom mix of paint in Palmetto, Antebellum Blue, and Midnight Sky French with Linen for highlight

Wood u bend mouldings

Gold Gilding Wax

Magnolia transfer

Black wax

Clear coat

Furniture salve

The top and legs are going to stay a natural wood, so I sanded those down using my Surf Prep sander.

I’m using a custom mixed paint color, a rich emerald green made using the largest portion of Palmetto, tinted with a bit of Antebellum Blue and darkened with Midnight Sky. We’ll call this color Juniper. 😊

I blended my Juniper mix using Midnight Sky for shading and the tiniest bit of French Linen for a highlight.

Here is my base coat:

Base coat of my lush magnolia furniture finish
ust the paint

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This is a beautiful paint finish on its own, but I wove through the Magnolia Garden transfer in a crescent shape, vining up one side.

See the Lush Magnolia Furniture Finish transfer application!

adding transfer to my lush magnolia furniture finish
fter the transfer

I added some Black Wax to the raw wood legs and top, then wiped back the majority, just so it darkened the grain and carvings.

Painted inside the drawers with a custom paint mix
olished up the drawers

The inside of the drawers got a complimentary mix, slightly heavier on Antebellum Blue, then sealed in Furniture salve

The hardware was cleaned well and hit with a bit of Gold Gilding Wax to brighten them up.

lush magnolia furniture finish and hardware up close
riginal hardware got a cleaning

I decided to add a few Wood u bend mouldings moulding to the apron and backplate. Just to make these areas not so plain. They got my body color of Juniper and Midnight Sky, then a bit of Gold Gilding Wax.

ood u bend accents

The final product is lush, a deep rich color against the simplicity of the white flowers.

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