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Distressing Chalk Paint Furniture Part 2

distressing furniture

This is the second part of Chalk Painted Furniture. In the first part you learned how to easily and quickly chalk paint furniture. CLICK HERE if you have not seen it yet.

The key to distressing furniture is to decide how much distressing you like to do. Distressing is a technique that can be used to update furniture to make them look like they've been passed down for generations. This distressing technique can not only be used on furniture, but anything else like picture frames, home decor and many other items.

I tried and fell in love with this Distressed Kit in ivory which is very easy to use. This all-inclusive kit contains base coat, top coat, sanding pad, brush, gloves and a decorating idea book. You get everything you need in one swoop.

Reasons I like this particular kit:

  • Covers Approximately 60 to 85 sq. ft.
  • Indoor use – no need to move outdoors or into garage or work shop
  • Finish is flat – the best look for aged or vintage 
  • Good on wood, metal, plaster, masonry and unglazed ceramic – basically anything
  • Excellent durability

Items disregarded as over the hill can be easily salvaged via this painting technique. Distressed Items made to look vintage have caught the attention of businesses. Instead of handing over your hard earned money but replacing furniture pieces, updated and reclaim what you have. The fun part of distressing furniture is to control how much of distressing you like on your items. It's completely up to you.

Furniture with a lot of details are more suited for heavier distressing, but you may want to easy up on sleek and modern designs. Distressing too much may make your furniture too seasoned and past it's prime. So ease up and start with little. You can always add more but the other way around you'll have to start from scratch by repainting your pieces.

Learn how it's done!

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