I’ve been loving the super-distressed furniture trend that is so ‘in’ right now. Up to this point, I have played it pretty safe with my furniture distressing and stayed within my comfort zone as I try to figure out what my style is. However, I want to keep growing and challenging myself in this business so that I improve. I decided that with my next project, I would take the distressing to a new level.
I decided to try this out with this boring little side table my husband picked up for me last month:
As you can see, to start with, the table was nothing to write home about. It was actually a bit nasty- this picture doesn’t pick up the chippy, peeling varnish and the thick layer of dirt adhering to the surface. However, I cleaned the table (don’t worry) and applied the most perfect paint colour. Take a look:
It looked so pretty just like that; even prettier when I added my new stencil in white. I could have just left it like this and had a stunning little table (that’s what you were thinking, weren’t you); however, I’d already decided that this was the table that would feel the wrath of my sander. So, with some trepidation, I started her up and tentatively began sanding the drawer to explore exactly how distressed I wanted the table to be. I think using a power tool went to my head. By the time I was done, the drawer was basically raw wood with flecks of paint. Oops. Maybe a little too distressed. I had to start all over again. I am learning as I go, what can I say?
Here is the finished table- I think it turned out pretty well for my first attempt at some serious distressing. What do you think of the mega-distressed look? Comment and let me know!
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This project was painted using Caribbean Blue and Warm White chalk paint from The FAT Paint Company and sealed with clear beeswax polish. Please email us at email@example.com for purchase inquiries.