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How to Achieve the Weathered Paint Look

Blogger Down Home Inspiration has the key to achieving the perfect distressed, rustic paint look. These DIY tips and tricks are sure to help you capture a charming country feel in your space.

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13975One of my most frequently asked questions is: “How do you decide on what to charge for custom painted furniture for clients?”    I no longer paint pieces for clients because I simply don’t have time.  But, I have been down that road before and I remember scratching my head wondering what the heck to charge for a service like that?  I wasn’t a “furniture

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from Miss Mustard Seed

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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French Painted Furniture and Lavender topiaries in galvanized buckets, lovely distressed green table, Rustic Farmhouse - beautiful and the vintage watering can just completes the look :) x

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from This Old House

How to Create a Chippy Layered Finish Patina on Furniture

Photo: Daniel Hennessy | thisoldhouse.com | from How to Create a Chippy Layered Finish Patina on Furniture

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How to Create the Most Authentic Chippy Paint Finish - excellent tutorial + video shows how to get this awesome finish using layers of paint and wax. This is an amazing finish! - via Sawdust Girl

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