Learn How to Distress Furniture – It’s Free and Easy!

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.

We 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!






Make Your Living Room Comfy and Beautiful

 The Heart of Your Home It is said that home is where your heart is.  I believe that is true, and by the same token the living room in the heart of your house.  Not the true heart of the home of course.  The living room is simply made up of wood, plaster,...

How to Antique Furniture with Glaze or Stain

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...

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...

7 Cool Yard Sale Tips

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...

How To Build A Brick Book Shelf

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...

Turn A Picture Frame Into A Distressed Vanity Tray

We found this little picture frame at Goodwill for .99 cents.  It's very simple and unassuming, but we thought it would be a really example of what you can do with a little imagination. We took this picture frame and within less than an hour had a cute little...

Spruce Up A Dull Basket

Not that this little basket we picked up for $1.99 on our $5 bill Goodwill adventure was ugly or anything.   It was just plain, and too much like a million others.  But hey, for $1.99 we knew we could make it fit right in with our living room decor There's really no...

What Is My Decorating Style? Let’s Find Out

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....

28 Awesome Chalk Paint Ideas

I was recently doing some thinking about some new ideas for painting, DIY projects, home decor and of course – Chalk Paint ideas.   You know I really am amazed every time I try chalk paint on a new surface or item, and discover that it will practically stick to...

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...

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...

Hannah’s Halloween Monster Grahams!

his month’s feature in Hannah’s Corner features a VERY simple and tasty treat that is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party, or just to make for the kids before sitting down to watch your favorite Halloween movie. The pictures really tell the tale and they are...

The Quest For The Perfect Marshmallow

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...

Another Repurposed Chest – This Time Into A Bookcase!

Angie and I got our hands on this old chest of drawers that was actually just a chest in that there were NO DRAWERS when we got it. It was pretty clear that this piece of furniture's days as a chest of drawers were over and it had few options for life beyond it's...

Chest Of Drawers Turned Into A Bench And Toybox

Well friends here is our latest furniture distressing project.  This was a little different from some of our previous work as we had to do some re-purposing for this one. We had an old chest of drawers that was sitting around in storage and was starting to feel the...

Bedroom Night Stand

Well, here is the last piece that we have so far.  Much more to come!  If you missed the previous two posts on the gray bedroom furniture here is what we're doing: Angie and I have just started working on a little distressed furniture project in our bedroom.  We’re...

Dry Brush Method

Well, if you saw our recent post called "An Old Blue Chair" then you have already seen the chair we are going to talk about in this tutorial. We painted this chair using a technique called the "dry brush" method and it really is an amazing way to add a beautifully...

How To Make Chalk Paint

Well, if you haven’t heard about Chalk Paint chances are you will soon. It’s becoming all the craze around the Internet and for good reason. Chalk Paint is super easy to use and helps you achieve a beautiful distressed and antique patina with very little time and effort.

Our Choice for Latex Paint

Some Excellent Pre-Mixed Chalk Paint Choices

Our Choice for Antiquing Glaze

Our Choice for Unsanded Grout

Our Choice for Plaster of Paris