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How to distress wood furniture

When you have old furniture, and you really love it , maybe you should try an easy way to distress your old wood furniture. Sometimes, old furniture that looks bad can annoy our eyes while looking at in our room. Besides, it makes the decoration in your house to look very poor. Creating a warm atmosphere at home is needed. Although, your old furniture surrounded by new furniture or good furniture, still it looks bad if you force your wish to put your old furniture between good furniture. Throw your old furniture to the rubbish is wrong. If you really love it, there is some way of how to distress wood furniture. It will help you to make your old furniture look alive and new again.

how to antique wood furniture

how to antique wood furniture

how to distress wood furniture shabby chic

how to distress wood furniture shabby chic

Furniture that is made from wood can be replaced become nice furniture. If the color is starting to fade, you only need to repaint it again and it will look new again. As you know, the cost to buy new furniture is expensive and cost for furniture service is also quite expensive. So, if you can do it yourself, then why must use other people to service your furniture. Maybe some of you start asking how to distress wood furniture? Well it is really easy. But, you must prepare the material first. The materials and tools to distress wood furniture are object to be distressed (wooden frame, piece of furniture, etc.), satin latex paint for the base coat, satin latex paint or a wood stain for the, top coat, painting tools, candle, medium-grade steel wool, sandpaper, tack cloth and polyurethane to finish (optional).

how to distress wood furniture with white paint

how to distress wood furniture with white paint

After knowing the tools and material, there are ten steps that you can follow to make you succeed distress wood furniture. They are:

  1. Choose a piece of furniture to distress. Use cheaper furniture to be distressed If this is your first time. It is important because you still in learning process, not expert in distress wood furniture.

  2. Sand the piece of furniture with coarse-grit sandpaper. If the furniture is unfinished, you just need to sand enough to achieve a smooth surface.

  3. Wipe the entire piece down with a tack cloth.

  4. Sand away the edges of the piece to simulate wear.

  5. Add cracks to the wood using a chisel and hammer. When yo do this, you need a chisel and a hammer.

  6. Use a hammer to add light depressions to the piece.

  7. Use a wire brush to put light scratches in the furniture. Rub a wire brush along any places in the furniture’s finish where you want to add scratches.

  8. Use a drill to create small holes in the furniture.

  9. Replace any metal hardware with antique hardware.

  10. Apply a wood stain to the furniture. When the stain is dry, seal it with a coat of clean varnish.

Above are some ways of how to distress wood furniture. Now, you find a way that can save your money. Do it now and get some fun.

how to antique furniture

how to antique furniture


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