Are you a fan of worn, distressed furniture? Distressing is ideal for creating an aged look that works well with rustic and cottage decor. The rugged, aged look is just completely irresistible, which combines amazing colors with beautiful, rich stain.
You don’t need lots of money to distress wood for creating your own furniture pieces, wall finishings, flooring and more. All the wood pieces can be bought cheaply at garage sales and second-hand stores. Just make sure it is real wood and not plywood or veneer. In just a few easy steps, you can give your bargain buys the same warm, age-worn look as primitives for a fraction of the price. Here, we collected some DIY ideas to make wood look old, weathered or distressed.
Never worked on furniture before? Relax. These projects are beginner friendly. We will try to keep your investment small and your margin of error large. Because you are aging instead of restoring the wood, the steps are simpler and the process is easier. All you need is a well-ventilated space in which to work, some free time, a few common household products and tools and this article.
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