Thursday, September 22, 2011
Have you tried distressing furniture? Making it look old or worn after spending time making it look brand new? Sounds crazy - eh? But its so much fun! This is my very first time distressing a piece of furniture.
We'll call him Blue Bonnet - he came from a garage sale my Mom's neighbor was having. They told her she could have him for FREE (my favorite). I really wish I would have caught a before picture but his transformation happened so quickly I forgot to take a pic. Let me paint the picture of him... His back was black, his seat was white, and his legs were black - he was quite the site...
This color combo made a great distressing project! Because even though I painted over him with a single color when I distressed him showed his old colors right through! Check him out!
I used Rustoleum Gloss Blue paint to spray right over the current color scheme. Then I tore off a finger size piece of sand paper. I used it to rub over the legs and any or curve or edge. I didn't run hard just enough to scratch off the blue. Then use a clear glaze to seal the distressed edges (or you can use spray clear gloss to seal also).
What do you think of the close up? Fun stuff!!