I love the distressed paint look on furniture. I guess it's the love for country decor in me. Maybe? Whatever it is, I had to attempt my own distressed furniture project. This little table that I bought at a local flea market for around $20 was the perfect candidate for my first attempt!
The first step was to sand the table to prep it for painting. (I used hubby's sander.) I decided to leave the top of the table the original finish and just paint the legs.
To get into small crevices I used sandpaper.
After sanding, wipe the furniture down to get rid of the dust before painting.
I used a medium base paint (a very light tan) to paint the table. It will take a couple coats.
Once the paint is dry, to distress, sand various, random places where normal ware and tear would occur to the furniture. For example, the edges of the legs are places where you usually see the paint worn down on furniture. (Do this step until you have distressed the furniture to your liking.)
Next time I may distress more on the flat surfaces. However, I was pretty happy with the finished project! (Actually my idea was for re-sale and we ended up keeping it in our living room!)
So is distressed furniture one of your likes among home decor? Have you ever distressed furniture?