Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The Efex Furniture Appliqué and Weldwood Contact Cement were given to me by Pigeon in the Parlour in Holly, Michigan in exchange for this post. These items, along with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can be purchased at their store. All thoughts and opinions of these products are my own.
Efex Appliqués are an easy to use decorative tool. They are made from latex, which makes them easy to cut, if needed. They come in different sizes, shapes and designs. Efex Appliqués can easily enhance your furniture, mirror and so much more.
The other day, I came across this beautiful antique desk at the local Salvation Army. I grabbed the sticker and walked the rest of the store. I returned the sticker thinking, “There’s no way I can bring another piece home.” That night, I couldn’t stop thinking about the desk and I knew that my Efex Appliqué would be PERFECT on it. The next morning I ran back up there. It was THERE and I was so happy!
I was too excited to wait. I began working on it right away!
After a good cleaning, I gathered my Efex Applique, Weldwood Contact Cement, a marker and tape measure.
I found the center of very front piece and made a mark. Using the mark as a guide, I placed the appliqué where I wanted and traced it. I accidentally goofed when tracing, but that’s okay because I will paint over it.
Now, outline your marker line with the contact cement.
Outline your Efex Appliqué with cement too.
Wait 15-20 minutes for the cement to get “tacky” then stick your appliqué in place. Make sure all the edges are pressed against the wood or item you’re placing it on.
Now, you’re good to go! I gave her two coats of Annie Sloan Old White and a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Please note, there are many things you can do to make your appliqué “stick out.” If you added dark wax, the details would really show. You could also layer it with different colors so when you distressed it, the other colors would pop through. I wanted this desk to be simple.
The drawer, I sanded and added a layer of hemp oil. The hemp oil really made it stand out. Love Love!
It’s great having my own little area that I enjoy blogging in! This piece is a keeper!
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