Design. Published at Saturday, March 16th 2019, 16:52:32 PM by Mellissa.
Haveyou ever heard about distressed furniture?It’s furniture that using distressed look as thegeneral look of the furniture. Distressed or weathered look is one of thedecorative arts that using unique technique to make the object, or in this caseis furniture, looks older or aged. It’s a great technique to makeantique look on the furniture that were using distressing technique. In thisarticle, we’ll talk about five simple steps to make antiquelook using distressing technique
Distressed Furniture: Beginning Steps
Thefirst step to get distressed furniture isaging the wood. You can start with hitting the edges of the legs or seats usinghammer. You need to soften the edges and corners of the furniture. In this way,you can get the look of the furniture that has been moved many times eventhough in fact it’s a new one. The second step is adding the firstcoat of paint. You can get two contrast paints in the same range color andapply them on the furniture’s surface so it’lllook like the furniture has been painted over and over. You need to remember toplaying with the color, not the paint. You can just apply one time of paintingusing contrast color.
Distressed Furniture: Continuing Steps
Thethird step of making distressed furniture isadding the second coat of paint. In this step, you’lluse the real color that you want for the furniture. You can apply the coloronce the first coat has been completely dried. You can paint the furniture onetime also, just like the first coat. Since the look that we want is antiquelook, it’s better to use kind of dark or dull color ratherthan the bright one. The second one is making the effect of distressing look.You need to use certain tool to scratch the surface and then rub the surfaceusing fine sandpaper. This step will give the real old furniture effect becauseof the scratch. You need to remember not to have unwanted scratch like bigstretch or something like that.
Thelast step of making distressed furniture isthe finishing. The finishing process is wiping the whole furniture with toweland then places it in the certain room that you want. Don’tforget to decorate it with things like cushions if the furniture is bench ornapkins for the dining table. These steps are easy to follow, right?
Description: distressed furnitureis the furniture that purposely gets certain technique to get older or antique look. Here are simple five steps to follow to get the antique look furniture.
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