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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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The “Dirty Cowboy” Treatment

How to "distress" painted wood furniture. The technique she uses is a little different than what I've done. Looks easier...with a little less dramatic of an effect. Have to try it now!

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How to Do an Antique Glaze on Painted Furniture

Using black paint, a glazing medium and a few drops of water, you can create a dark, antiqued effect in the cracks and corners of your piece. Supplies & The Recipe – The first step is to mix your glazing solution.  I use equal parts of glazing medium and black …

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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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