Category Archives: Antiquing Furniture
Antiquing is a wonderful method of adding character to a new (or new-to-you) piece of furniture. Antiquing furniture can be a simple afternoon project, or one that takes several days and incorporates more than one antiquing technique. Antiquing is a term used to cover several techniques that make new or newer furniture look aged and well-worn.
Read more about each technique I’ve mentioned, chose one or two that best fit your need, and then get antiquing! You’ll be amazed at how fun, affordable and easy antiquing wooden furniture is.
The Process of Distressing Furniture Adds an Aged Look Distressing a piece of relatively new furniture is a great way to make it look older than it really is. Old furniture has naturally occurring distress characteristics. Over time, furniture gets nicked, bumped, worn down and damaged. All of these factors can contribute to an “old” ...
Worm holes occur naturally in some old wood furniture, but creating woodworm holes is a way to antique newer wood furniture. Let’s learn more about naturally occurring furniture worm holes. If you find naturally occurring furniture worm holes, it’s usually a sign that the furniture has been around for quite a while, and may even […]
Glazing Furniture – Common paint glazing techniques to try for a one of a kind look. Glazing furniture is used in antiquing furniture to change the surface of the piece. Glazing is most often used to make the piece appear older, texturized, wood grained, or to simply change the color of the piece. Glazing techniques […]
Crackling is a Way to add an Antique Look to Any Piece of Wood Furniture Crackling is a popular method of painting that can be used on both furniture and walls. When applied to furniture, it results in a finish that looks antique. Crackle painting produces a worn appearance. Crackled paint looks as if it […]
Creating an Aged Look with Faux Patina on Painted Furniture A distressed faux patina can be created on painted furniture that mimics the wear all furniture goes through over time. Transforming a piece of furniture by giving it an antique patina is actually really a lot of fun and easy to do. Often, people think […]
Chamfering – Get a wear-aged look with minimal effort. Chamfering furniture is an incredible way to create the look of wear-aged furniture. It’s a subtle distressing technique that is often overlooked by do-it-yourselfers. Yet it couldn’t be easier. Let’s learn about what chamfering is, and how you can use chamfering to create the look of ...
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