I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed up furniture because it had carved details in the wood drawers. Sure the details are pretty, but it’s just not my style. I like a smooth drawer. That’s when I discovered the best wood filler I have ever used for my painted furniture. It’s called Dixie Belle Mud. Strange name, great product. That’s not all it’s used for.
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If you would like to try Dixie Belle mud for yourself, you purchase it by CLICKING HERE. It comes available in 3 different colors. It’s great for holes and gouges but can also be used in creating texture and designs on furniture and home decor.
How To Apply The Best Wood Filler
Actually, there’s not a lot to tell. It’s super simple to apply. After I cleaned my wood furniture, I used the Dixie Belle Mud Spatula and applied a good amount while forcing it down into the carvings. I left just enough slightly above the surface for sanding.
Sanding The Wood Filler Smooth
After the Mud had dried (overnight) I came back with my electric sander and a 220 grit sandpaper and sanded it smooth. And just like that, it was ready for paint. You really don’t need an electric sander with this product as it is easily sanded down by hand as well. Best wood filler ever!
Painting Over The Best Wood Filler
Lookout black! There’s a new color in town! COFFEE BEAN!
Easy peasy, I just painted right over it! That’s what I’m talking about! This chest was painted in several colors with the main one in a beautiful new color by Dixie Belle Paint called Coffee Bean. ♥ I secretly think they named it just for me because of my over-exaggerated LOVE of coffee. Well, it was a good thought. I WILL be using this color again. A rich, dark black with a hint of brown. COFFEE BEAN
I like to use the wet distressing method whenever I want a distressed look. I simply use a sponge with a scrubby side. Dampen the sponge and lightly rub over the paint as soon as it’s dry to the touch with the scrubby side and wipe clean with the sponge. This method works best if you wet distress it the same day. If you wait too long after drying, you will have difficulty wiping it back. Try this method with several different color layers and get a fabulous peek-a-boo effect.
The Lazy Dog Dayz Of Summer
What would we do without our sweet furry friends? As usual, there is never a time when I pull out my camera that one of them is not nearby and ready to get in on the action. I just go with it! Meet Lexi. She was rescued by my Father in law as a tiny pup from a bar ditch on the side of the road. As fate would have it, all lost and abandoned dogs find their way back to me. It’s like an open door policy around here. We love our fur babies! Hey, thanks for hanging out with me today while I filled a few holes. Seriously the best wood filler I’ve used so far. Oh ya, I also used Dixie Belle Mud for a textured DIY Sign. CLICK HERE TO see how I made a wood sign look like metal.
Until the next project… xo, Do