Furniture painting was taken to a new level this week with a new furniture distressing technique I just learned. I recently had a client bring this painting technique to my attention and boy am I glad that she did. It requires a lot of steps, but it’s well worth it. The finished look is gorgeous! Read on and I’ll explain the furniture distressing technique I used in full detail. I’ve even made a video on this one!!
I started out with this French Provincial style night stand that I picked up at a local thrift shop on half price day. woot woot! I was immediately drawn to the long curvy legs and the detailed hardware. The top was pretty beat up so it took a LOT of sanding and a bit of wood fill.
HERE’S A LIST OF SUPPLIES NEEDED TO PULL OFF THIS FURNITURE DISTRESSING TECHNIQUE:
The video below will show you step by step how I achieved this look. I’ll give you a quick break down too in case you don’t feel like watching my video.
Prepare the surface by cleaning it well with TSP. You can find TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) at your local hardware store in the painting section. Sand well with 220 grit sandpaper in the direction of the wood. Wipe off loose dust particles with a clean rag. Clean again with TSP if necessary. Prime. Prime again if needed. Paint. Paint again if needed. Allow plenty of dry time and be sure to sand between coats using 320 grit sandpaper. Distress edges with 100 grit sandpaper. The look is best when lots of raw wood is showing through, so go crazy with the sanding. Paint Minwax all over the piece using an old dingy brush, no sense in ruining a perfectly good one. Make sure to get the stain in the cracks. Wipe it off with a rag. Let dry about one week before setting objects on your furniture.
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ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.
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