I thought this twin headboard/foot board would be really quick job to do, but I was wrong! See all those spindles?? Four skinny ones and two large ones on each! I painted them with two coats of ASCP Paris Grey, distressed very lightly and waxed with my leftover AS clear wax. Since I painted two coats and waxed, twelve spindles turns in to 36 spindles since I had to handle them three times.
Next job of four chairs was SPINDLE City!!
Six spindles on the back of the chair and eight spindles on the bottom of the chair. 6 + 8 x 4 = FIFTY FREAKIN' SIX SPINDLES!
I painted them with two coats of homemade chalk paint in black, distressed them lightly and waxed them with Minwax Finishing Paste. And again, I handled them three times, so you know what that meant!!
After waxing them, I really wasn't looking forward to buffing them. I remembered that my husband has one of those electric buffers that he uses to wax our cars. I bought a fresh Sherpa cover for it and buffed all eight bazillion spindles with it and it worked like a charm and took so little time!
Since then, I use the buffer on all my pieces (with and without spindles). You can get it at an auto part store, but I have seen smaller ones at Lowes by the sanders. There is also a buffer attachment you can use on a drill. No matter which one is in your budget, you really should get it. It saves so much time and does a great job, especially when you are at the end of your project and you're tired and just want it done.