I have always loved the look of furniture antiqued with dark wax. However I have always been a little scared to experiment with it. Mainly because there is NO going back once it is on. Well you can repaint it....AHHHH
I when I got my hands on this mirror it was actually gold. I painted it with chalk paint so I didn't have to sand or prime anything. I figured if the dark wax went terribly bad it wasn't too bad to repaint! So I gave it a go and I actually liked it!
I was going to sell it but I like it a little too much...so it is going in my house, I just don't know where, as to why it is sitting on the floor!
If you are wanting to experiment with dark wax you SHOULD, it was a lot of fun! Just start with a small piece!