HERE ARE 10 WAYS TO CREATE A GORGEOUS WORN AND DISTRESSED FINISH FOR YOUR PAINTED FURNITURE!
If you’re looking for an easy way to transform and age a plain piece of furniture, you’re going to love today’s post. Because why wait years to get a time-worn piece when you can create your own? I’ve used a variety of distressing methods over the years and never get tired of the results. I really hope this roundup of old-worn finishes inspires you to try these distressing techniques on your painted furniture!
But be forewarned, once you start playing around with distressed finishes, it’s kind of addictive! 😉
Below are 10 favorite Painted Distressed Furniture Makeovers in no particular order. If you’d like to read the full tutorial including colors, the step-by-step paint tutorial, and all the supplies used, I’ve included a link to the original post in the title above each image.
Enjoy the roundup friends!
These nightstands are distressed using a really simple black wash that leaves the original stain peeking through.
Painted in a custom color, this dresser is distressed by layering glazes to create a worn finish. The vintage hardware is also a plus!
Also distressed by layering glazes, these charming nightstands remind me of little sister mermaids or old treasure chests under the sea.
Lovely dresser painted in Rustic Red, distressed by dry brushing a little bit of dark brown paint onto the appliques.
White base coat and coffee bean in the distressed areas. Aged look just by light sanding the raised stencil areas.
Gorgeous golden orange contrasting the natural wood. Effortlessly distressed using sandpaper.
8. 70’s China Cabinet Painted with PINK Wax
Tinting with furniture wax is another way to give your piece an old look, pinkish hue made this cabinet have its gorgeously old-world finish.
Creating textures and layering techniques, old world finish is one of my favorite distressed finishes. It reminds me of ancient stone from an architectural ruin!
This Red Ornate dresser was Wet Distressed giving its details a softer blended look while still aging the piece. Love those intricate patterns!
For all the years I’ve been painting furniture, I’m still in love with creating these old and worn finishes. The vintage look makes me feel that I am traveling through time. It may look to be a lot of work when you see it at first but distressing furniture is a surprisingly forgiving and easy paint technique.
I hope you enjoyed this RoundUp and it’s inspired you to give these worn and distressed paint techniques a try!
Thanks so much for joining me today. I’ll be back on Thursday with this gorgeous dresser makeover and my Furniture Fixer Upper Crew. Hope to see you then!
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