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..
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.