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distressing painted furniture

I’ve shared a lot of tips about distressing furniture through the years, but I decided I would tackle the subject again. I took pictures of the process as I worked on the Marzipan dresser I revealed yesterday for that very reason. So, here’s how the dresser looked once it was painted. It has two coats of MMSMP Marzipan with some Ironstone (white) painted on the trim, handles and carved details. Because I’m going to distress, I wasn’t too concerned with the white paint being perfect or ...

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How to Distress Painted Furniture

How to Distress Painted Furniture ~ Here are some of the main tips I can give about distressing furniture pieces in order to have them look antiqued and to achieve a natural distressed look instead of an artificial one: [...]

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Distressing furniture. Using fine steel wool helps to distress paint but does not leave lines like sandpaper.

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Distressing Technique

Painting Techniques and Distressing How to distress paint to achieve an authentic and aged look. (Part 2 of 3 step process: door transformation)

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