How to Distress Furniture and how to use it

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Published on February 5, 2014

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HOW TO DISTRESS FURNITURE AND IT’S USES: HOW TO DISTRESS FURNITURE AND IT’S USES One of the hottest trends right now is distressed furniture. A high-impact look that combines functionality with exquisite charm, it is easy to achieve and works well in any room. This quick guide has been created to give you a quick overview of distressed furniture and to give you advice on how to distress furniture yourself. WHAT IS DISTRESSED FURNITURE?: WHAT IS DISTRESSED FURNITURE? Part of the current fashion for shabby chic and distressed furniture is characterised by its unfinished surfaces, giving it a delightful antique feel. Wooden or metal furniture is artificially aged to give it a lovely vintage appearance, as if it has already been used . This pre-loved look is extremely fashionable for large pieces such as Welsh dressers, dining tables and chairs, as well as dressing tables and bed frames. An example of distressed furniture made from reclaimed materials. A Dresser / Chest of Drawers  that has a distressed look as it is made from reclaimed materials and from many layers of paint. HOW TO DISTRESS FURNITURE?: HOW TO DISTRESS FURNITURE? The technique usually involves applying coarse sandpaper or steel wool to the item to partially remove the top layer of paint. If there is no coating on the surface then one may be applied, allowed to dry and subsequently sanded. To create a really unusual look, several layers of different coloured paint may be used. Distressed furniture can either be new finished pieces that are then deliberately aged, or furniture that is built using salvaged or reclaimed materials that are already partially worn (Such as the item above). PowerPoint Presentation: An example how to distress furniture by using steel wool to sand off some of the paint. Photo from Amy Jo Wagner on  Morgan Kervin  ’s Blog who looks more into making distressed furniture, below is tips on how to make the most of it. TIPS ON HOW TO USE DISTRESSED FURNITURE: TIPS ON HOW TO USE DISTRESSED FURNITURE One of the most delightful aspects of distressed furniture is that it has an easy, relaxed and rustic style that suits most homes. Whether using it to create a sumptuous and romantic bedroom or to add character to a bustling kitchen, it is an incredibly versatile look. A distressed dining table makes a dramatic centrepiece for a room. Dress it up with a silk table runner and candles for a sophisticated look or keep it fresh and informal with just a bowl of zingy limes in the middle. The unusual surface is the star attraction so use place mats instead of a tablecloth to show it off as much as possible. Your living room provides lots of opportunities to incorporate shabby chic or distressed furniture. Display pretty mismatched china plates and teacups on a pale dresser to bring a touch of quirky vintage charm to your home. PowerPoint Presentation: An example of distressed furniture and how to add to it’s charm. The above picture shows a room full of white distressed furniture, if you wanted to get the distressed look already and add your own style to it, the Dining Table , Sideboard and Glass Vitrine are all available here . PowerPoint Presentation: Wooden and metal coffee or occasional tables also respond well to the distressed treatment. Add a dash of elegant style to your bedroom with a distressed bed frame. Including a delicate mirrored vanity table or even a chaise longue will complete the opulent effect. The distressing process can also be applied to smaller accessories, such as mirror and picture frames, coasters and placemats and even curtain poles and decorative finials. To give your home instant chic with a quirky twist, try incorporating some distressed furniture. Beautiful yet practical, it is a stunning trend that suits virtually any interior. Thanks for reading, if you liked the above article or wanted to know anything else, then please do not hesitate in leaving a comment below, sharing with friends or visiting our  Twitter  or  Facebook  page.

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