The rustic trend is a timeless classic that never goes out of style and if you’ve been tempted to try it, achieving this look is far easier than you may think.
One of the best ways to do this in your own home is by distressing and antiquing furniture that you already have.
From sanding to sealing your creation, with these nine simple steps, you can give existing pieces a new – or old – lease of life.
Whether you’re sprucing up side tables or reworking wardrobes, the opportunities are endless.
Any wooden furniture can be transformed, so don’t dismiss any old pieces that may currently feel like an eyesore.
Paired with sanding and distressing, antiquing with paint really can add classic charm to even the blandest of homeware.
Opt for a single tone, like Fine Cream, if you’re working with a light wood base to create an authentic weathered look, or choose two tones for added depth. Generally we’d advise choosing two tones as a single tone can look one-dimensional. For example, for a traditional finish you might want to pair Frosted Dawn with a similar – but slightly different – shade like Porcelain Doll. Alternatively, add a pop of colour to a room by experimenting with a classic vintage blue like Lost Lake paired with a slightly lighter shade like Blue Lagoon.
There are several methods you’ll be utilising when antiquing furniture. These include sanding, painting, waxing, distressing, staining and sealing.
While it can be tempting to leap right in, make sure you’ve got everything you need before you get going.