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!
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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...read more
We shared recently some pictures of our two new brick book shelves that we built in one afternoon for less than $40.00. We told you we would be sharing a tutorial on how to build a brick book shelf for your own home so here it is. Yes, most people could probably look at the shelf and see how to make your own, but we do tutorials here as you know, so we wanted to put together this quick tutorial to show you how we built these beautiful brick book shelves. Now, there are of course a million ways you can do this project. You can use...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Just wanted to share a few shots of this old ladder we distressed and antiqued for a friend recently. Our friend cut off half of the ladder and got us to put this really nice distressed finish on it. We used white and beige with some dry brushed hints of dark gray for contrast, then antiqued the finish. He gave it to his wife for their anniversary this year to use to hang towels or quilts. A beautiful distressed ladder. The possibilities of using this to accent your home are nearly endless. You might also like this website...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
You know, the older I get the more I love the fall. There are very few times in the year more splendid than the month of October. I could give you a laundry list of reasons. I won’t though. There are too many. Today I was wandering around the yard watching our two year old Landan jump into a pile of leaves I had raked together for him. The temperature was just about as close to perfect as you could ever wish to see, and I instinctively began thinking about all of the wonderful reasons that I love this time of...read more
This piece is one that we did lately specifically to put up for sale on our sister site www.cozyandworn.com and at our booth at Granddaddy’s Antiques. See the Cozy & Worn site for more details on purchasing if interested This is a very old teacher’s desk. I’m not an expert on these but it appears to be likely from the 1920′s-1930′s. If anyone has some thoughts on whether that’s right or not leave a comment below. We’d be interested to find out. Additionally it is a VERY heavy solid, solid...read more