8 Tips for Distressing Furniture

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It’s funny how old things come back in style. That is certainly true for furniture nowadays—old is in! People pay top dollar for vintage and retro pieces of furniture. Thrift stores, estate sales, and auctions have never been more popular. Want to create your own “distressed” furniture? Check out these tips below:

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8 comments for “8 Tips for Distressing Furniture

  1. Dee Bell
    July 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Thank you for these great tips. I find them quite helpful. Though not a novice to painting furniture, I am to distressing. I really like the distressed look and want to do a three piece wall unit. Explain Dry brush please. Is this a specific type of paint brush? If so, where might I purchase one?

    • Impy
      August 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Here is a good site that explains dry brushing and gives images on what she does. http://howtodistressfurniture.net/dry-brush-method

    • Jo Ann e. Dalton-Howard
      October 10, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Does anyone know the name of the paint on the hutch behind white distressed dresser? -it looks purple,greyish black,.,? Thank you

  2. Dee Bell
    July 17, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Those furniture pieces are quite beautiful. It is actually 8:18 am here. Where do you reside that it is now 12:18 pm? Just curious.

  3. Dorothy
    July 26, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you for the tip. Again here to you for keeping it simple.

  4. Cindy
    October 4, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I have an old mantle..my grandmother’s. It is a maple. I want to distress it with white. Do I still have to paint a dark and then white?

    • Jenn @ HBI
      October 31, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      It all depends on the look you’re going for. Just be careful, sometimes stain can be very tricky to paint over.

  5. Alina
    January 20, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Super work! I like it :)

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