How To Distress Furniture


If you are ready to learn how to distress furniture, and fill your home with beautiful, distressed furniture pieces then you have come to the right place.

Angie and Chris Newsom are ready to share with you the secrets of distressing furniture in easy to understand, step-by-step picture tutorials.  Best of all - It’s Free!

 

 

Beautiful Blue Dresser

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Beautiful Blue Dresser

Just wanted to share some pictures of this gorgeous blue 9-drawer distressed dresser we recently worked on for the cover of our upcoming book. This dresser needed some work when we got it so we completed the repairs, and used the lines and design work to play two colors off of each other.  We used a light blue chalk paint as the main color and completed the accent trim in a whitish/blue chalk paint, then distressed the finish, antiqued it using MinWax Golden Oak stain and finished it with MinWax furniture paste. We share all of our...

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Progress Update: Our Book is Almost Finished

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It’s been a little while since we have added any new content to the site or been in touch with our close band of subscribers via email and for that we apologize.  Those that have been around awhile probably already know that Chris and I began our first book on distressing furniture earlier this year.  It has been a huge project but we think the result will be well worth the effort. We actually have a deadline to complete the writing and initial formatting by the end of this month, and we are working furiously to get it all done....

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The Definitive Guide To Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes

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The Definitive Guide To Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes

Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes If you are a DIY junkie and love to paint furniture, then most likely you have at one time or another made, or thought about making, your own chalk paint.  If so then you know that there are several DIY homemade chalk paint recipes out there, and unless you have tried them all it can be difficult to know which one is the best.  Perhaps you are just now hearing about chalk paint for the first time and wondering what it’s all about. Either way you have come to the right place. We have received this question...

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7 Cool Yard Sale Tips

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Spring Is On The Way Hi Friends, I know it’s been a while since we’ve been in touch with you, and we didn’t want you to think we have forgotten about you.  Angie and I have been very busy on several distressed furniture projects for clients, and a couple family members. Today it was in the 70′s here in North Carolina and the beautiful smells and heavenly sights of Spring are all around us.  So we’ve naturally been thinking about all the things we want to do with all of this wonderful weather that is headed our...

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Handmade Brick Bookcase

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Handmade Brick Bookcase

Just wanted to share this little brick bookcase that we put together one afternoon last week while looking for a solution to our ever-growing book collection. We have been needing some more book space, and after seeing this post on Pinterest we decided this was it.  We did it a little different than in the link but the inspiration was well absorbed.   We actually made two of them.  Total cost $40.00.  If you can get the bricks free then you can get out for much less. There’s perhaps not enough to it to do a tutorial, but we are going...

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What Is My Decorating Style? Let’s Find Out

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Distressed furniture has become a huge decorating style in recent years.  Interior designers, celebrities, do-it-yourselfers, you name it.  Everyone seems to be decorating their homes in this beautiful and elegant style, and it is not without good reason. The ease with which anyone can make their own distressed furniture offers everyone from the antiques connoisseur to the frugal stay-at-home mom, the opportunity to fill their homes with the same type of furniture you would find in well-designed interiors from elegant country cottages to...

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28 Awesome Chalk Paint Ideas

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If you are in need of a little chalk painting inspiration this post of 28 chalk paint ideas at howtochalkpaint.com will get you thinking a little outside of the box.  Have you ever wondered what you could do with that old whatever out in the barn? Check out the list here     Be Sociable, Share! ...

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How To Make Custom Distressed Wooden Signs

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How To Make Custom Distressed Wooden Signs

If you saw our last post you saw that we have been busy at work making some really cool distressed wooden signs for Christmas. We have really had a blast creating these little signs.  They are easy to make and they can say anything you want them to say.  The only limits are your imagination! So, now we come to the fun part, where we show you exactly how we make these signs so that you can do it yourself.  There are a lot of different ways you can do it and we certainly encourage you to experiment and find new and better ways to do it for...

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Custom Distressed Wooden Signs For Christmas

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Custom Distressed Wooden Signs For Christmas

We have just recently begun working on some really cool hand-painted distressed signs for Christmas. We have these for sale at our booth at Granddaddy’s Antiques and soon online at www.cozyandworn.com but if you are interested we’re selling them for $16.99 each to our blog readers and visitors. We have some really interesting and unique slogans that you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Plus if you’re interested, we can make you a custom sign in just about any colors you wish and almost any slogan you want to see for...

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Distressed Gray Bedroom Chest

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Distressed Gray Bedroom Chest

Hello good friends! Goodness have we have been extremely busy lately.  We have been working on launching our sales and service website www.cozyandworn.com and getting a lot of our distressed furniture pieces out on the showroom floor for sale.   Lots of work but lots of fun! Not to mention just enjoying the great fall weather and activities with the kids.  They have enjoyed this year, maybe more than any previous year, and I have to say so have we.  We have already held a haunted trail at our house, enjoyed the annual Newsom Halloween...

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