Friday, November 20, 2009

Furniture Friday Makeover

Have you ever wondered how to make a painted piece of funiture look old? 
I'm going to show the cheapeast, easiest way to do it. 

The first thing that I did was to spray paint the table. Then I took a piece of sandpaper and gave it a quick sanding, paying close attention the the edges. 

After wiping the piece down, I rub a little brown acrylic paint mixed with a little bit of water all over it. I work in small sections. About the size of half of the top of the table. Then I wipe most of it off, trying to use long straight strokes. If you wipe in a circular motion on the large flat surface, it may show up.  You don't have to be so neat anywhere else..

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O.k.  So it doesn't look like I used long, straight strokes. But on the final time around, I really did.
You may need to add a little water to your rag.

It didn't really show up on the photo as well as I hoped it would.

The final step is so easy. I use floor wax/paste to give it a little extra protection and shine. 
You rub it all over the piece, let it sit a minute or two, then you wipe it off.  
Give it a little time to dry before handling it.

I hope that made sense. I'm not sure how everyone else antiques furniture but this is how I have done it for years. If anyone has any distressing tips...please comment here. I would love to here them.

Have a great weekend and be sure to stop by Miss Mustard Seeds blog to find more great furniture makeovers.


Renee said...

Great tutorial! I have been wanting to do this to a table but didn't know how to start. Thanks so much for sharing. And I LOVE the paint color!!!

Vintage Junky said...

I like it!! I have never tried using acrylic paint to distress! Great tutorial!


Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love how the distressing and glaze look. great job! That is almost the exact table and color I posted about a couple of days ago. Great minds think alike!

Jennifer said...

OHH... that looks great! I normally do some sanding and then rub it with some stain. I do use acrylic paint to 'age' my art though! ;)

Elyse said...

this looks great. awesome color choice(s). i find doing this to be very relaxing, like coloring with crayons or something!


Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Thanks for the great information.... love the table.

LillySue said...

Just popped in to see what you have been up to and to say.......
Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne Marie said...

love it! thanks for the tips!!

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