Take Furniture From Modern to Primitive in One Step!

5 Sep

For this effect we’re adding one layer of paint, to give the impression that the color we are adding is actually showing through the existing layer of paint on the piece.

  • Tip: If you want a different base color, then choose one you’re ready to commit to. Picture Frame Cream, New England Red, Antique Yellow, Pumpkin Spice . . . Grab one from our online store! Paint your entire piece the base color.  Or, perhaps your piece of furniture is already a color that you are happy to choose– then– you’re ready for the one and only step for this technique.
  • Step One (and only): Decide what locations on your furniture would most likely show wear if it had been used for many years.  If you’re not sure, look at some photographs of a similar type of old furniture online.  The places that would show the most wear are the places you’ll want to apply the new layer of paint.  One great rule of thumb is to pay special attention to edges.  Dip your brush into your paint, and then, brush most of the paint off.  This technique is called Dry Brushing Graining.  Use the almost dry brush to apply swift strokes of paint. (Watch the video below to see this done!) Allow to dry and enjoy your newly “antiqued” piece.

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Questions? We love talking to our customers! Give us a call!  (800) 498-7687

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

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