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Distressed Look for furniture
Had enough of your furniture looking the same? Well I sure did, decided to decorate my room and brown furniture was just getting boring. So here is a tutorial you you can get the look. It took me 6 days to do 2 wardrobe doors in between working full time and craft making.

Posted by MischievousRaven from Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom • Published See MischievousRaven's 45 projects »
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  • How to make a cupboard / closet. Antique Distressed Look - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose the furniture you wish to paint and sand it down. For my shelves i found an electric sander so made it much much easier then when i did these wardrobe doors.

  • How to make a cupboard / closet. Antique Distressed Look - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint your first layer of white base paint and let it dry. Do 2 coats on each side all together letting each layer dry in between.

  • How to make a cupboard / closet. Antique Distressed Look - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pick your top colour, i chose the grey that my walls are done with (left over silk paint). I just did one coat of silk paint on each side. Once dry, sand the paint off all the edges.

  • How to make a cupboard / closet. Antique Distressed Look - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once your happy with where you have sanded, sand the inbetween places. Brush down the furniture so when you varnish there wouldnt be bits in the varnish. Varnish both sides.

  • How to make a cupboard / closet. Antique Distressed Look - Step 5
    Step 5

    Voila. My wardrobe doors went slightly green from the varnish i used as i bought cheap varnish. Still goes with my teal wall though.

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