Distressing Furniture for an Antique Look

When we are planning to update the atmosphere of our home interior, there will be so many options that we can take including changing the furniture, painting the wall with the new color or even distressing furniture to get an antique look. Well, if the last option mentioned before seems to be a perfect idea to perform, you can actually do it as your DIY project. You just need to prepare everything and now how to start. Thus, how to distress your furniture to get an antique look?

Distressing Furniture by Using Vaseline

One of the best materials used to distress our furniture is Vaseline, a type of petroleum jelly that can reduce your time in your distressing process. It is easy to distressing furniture by using Vaseline. Prepare your wood furniture and here are some tips for you to follow. First of all, let’s gather what you need including the black and green milk paint as the base paint, Vaseline or any other petroleum jelly, towel and paint brush. Second, paint the entire surface with black paint. Then, apply the Vaseline in the area you want to distress such as on the legs, corners, around the pulls and drawer edges. After that, paint the furniture in green milk to finish. To create more distressed look, you can use towel to wipe away the paint before it is 100% dry.

Distressing Furniture by Using Vinegar

Well, you can also use vinegar to distressing furniture in easier way. It is easy but come up in a good result anyway. Now, let’s start to try it. First, you need to prepare cotton rag, a bottle of vinegar and aqueduct color paint. As you prepare the tools, clean up your furniture and then paint it in aqueduct paint. After the paint is dry, you can take your cotton rag and the bottle of vinegar to start distressing the furniture. Spray the vinegar onto the furniture and then start to rub it with using the rag you have prepared. Keep spraying and rubbing until you get the distressed effect.

In brief, it is certainly simple to distress your furniture by your own hands with using Vaseline and vinegar. However, you can also take the other methods if it seems not to be your style. You may like to use sandpaper or other distressing furniture methods that fit your style. Whatever it is, you should be careful in the process.

 

Description: Lets check out some methods to distressing furniture in the easier way by using Vaseline and vinegar as the tools to distress it and get an antique look that you want.

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