Kitchen

How to Antique Furniture with Glaze or Stain

Posted in Blog, Kitchen, Techniques

Add a Beautiful Antique Patina Using Wood Stain or Antique Glaze Using wood stain or antiquing glaze is one of the most effective furniture aging effects that you can utilize to antique a piece of furniture. There are so many options with these two. You can take a piece of furniture with shiny, brand new paint, and add decades or centuries of natural-looking aging in just a matter of minutes, and the results are incredible.   Depending on the piece you are working on, using stain or glaze can be a tedious job, but the results are well worth it.  Antiquing furniture with stain or glaze...

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Old Distressed Ladder

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bath, Bedroom Furniture, Featured, Kitchen, Living Room, Portfolio

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 on DIY and...

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An Old Blue Chair ;)

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bedroom Furniture, Featured, Kitchen

  Alright, you Kenny Chesney fans will understand the wink in the title.  Everyone else will have to look it up 🙂 We found this old chair abandoned in an old barn and in need of some distressed furniture love. We wanted to try the “dry brush” technique on this and share with you how to do it.  We also just made our own dark wax and used it on this chair.  It worked amazingly (in our humble opinion) and in the future we are going to be sharing exactly how we did it so you can make your own on the cheap! Make sure you subscribe to the blog (via the link on the right) AND sign...

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White Pantry Cabinet

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Ever heard of going from distressed to distressed?   Well that’s what we did with an old pantry cabinet this week. The cabinet was sitting out in Angie’s parent’s garage for years.  Weathered, gouged and peeling it was in pretty rough shape. It was naturally distressed from time and weather but we decided to give it a new life with a full refinish and then distressed it again! Usually with chalk paint pieces you do not need to do much in the way of prep and sanding but this one was different.  It was deeply gouged all over and had two coats of a very thick oil-based paint....

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