Distressing Techniques for Furniture

Techniques for Distressing Furniture

Have you been wanting to distress a piece of furniture for a while but you're afraid to give it a go? You're definitely not alone. But luckily there are A LOT of tutorials out there to guide you along the way. Even if you have no idea whatsoever how to distress furniture, this post can get you pointed in the right direction. 

And the best thing about painting in a distressed style is it's pretty hard to mess it up. Still scared? Keep reading...

Distress Using Paint

This first tutorial from Anne at White Lace Cottage gives you a little trick using paint to easily achieve the distressed look you desire.

This idea is a tried and true favorite, not to mention, it's quick and so easy that even I couldn't mess it up.


Unexpected Surprise Ingredient Distressing

Next Denise from Salvaged Inspirations shows us how she used an item most of us have in our cabinet (Vaseline, yes... vaseline!) to make a gorgeous distressed desk. Talk about a slick idea...


No-Mess Wet Distress

This tutorial from All Things Thrifty shows how you can use chalk paint to create a no mess, wet distress look on your furniture.

 I haven't tried this one yet but it really looks like it would be simple and a lot less messy than the conventional painting methods we are used to. 

If you're one of those people like me who seem to get more paint on you than whatever you're painting, this just might be the one for you.


A Nice Assortment of Distressing Techniques in One Spot

Lauren from over at The Thinking Closet goes over a variety of techniques to distress your furniture. 

She gets pretty in depth but she has a great sense of humor and uses plain English so it's entertaining to read, informative and easy to comprehend.


So there ya go.,, plenty of inspiration and knowledge power to get you started! Let me know how it turns out. =)