Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tutorial: How to get a distressed look with just paint

Happy almost weekend!

I'm sorry for the absence for the past few days.

We've been SO beyond busy lately between getting ready to move, a furniture finishing marathon, Rhett's birthday, family in town, and anticipation of this for Jake




means busy with a capital B.

But I promised a tutorial on my painting technique that I used on the rustic chest of drawers. 


Now don't laugh.

I decided to show you in video format.

I thought it might be easier for you to follow... and I didn't really want to upload a million pictures.

I'm having a lazy moment. :)

So here's the video! 
(There's a little glitch because I got the giggles in the middle of recording)



I hope this helps!

It's super simple and produces some great results. 

As with all projects make sure to do a preview before you try it on the real deal. :)

Here are some pictures of what I just demonstrated. 



Good luck!!

{ If you feature your own piece using this technique please link back to this post! Thank you! }
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69 comments:

  1. Wow--what a great tip! So simple and quick but with great results. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you for the video, I'm gonna try it today! Also, I have a question. What is dry brushing? I've heard it mentioned but not sure what it is. You can email me or leave a message on my blog. Thanks so much! McKelle mck341s@aol.com
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  3. Thank you for the great tip!
    I'm a new follower

    Briny
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  4. Wow, I have never seen the technique anywhere and definitely haven't thought of it myself. I really like the look it gives. Now I am racking my brain to think of what furniture pieces I have that this would work for! Thanks for the tips.

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  5. LOVE this idea:) How creative. I am definitely going to try it:)
    ~Debra xxx
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  6. Thanks so much for sharing! I've been looking for something like this!
    I'm your newest follower!

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  7. This is a fabulous tutorial. I'll be giving this a try. I'll be pinning this for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Really enjoyed the tips and ideas from this tutorial. I want to try it. Visiting from French Country. A great technique.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this! I'd love to feature it as a stand-alone next week it that's okay!

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  10. Oh how I love this chest...thank you so much for showing all the tips to achieve this!! Julie

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  11. Thank you for the tip, that's awesome and I am going to have to try that!!!

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  12. This is an awesome video. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I've pinned it on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  13. This is GREAT information! I learned a lot from you!

    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share! I hope you'll link up next week!

    By the way, I have a giveaway going on now, if you'd like to check it out!

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  14. This is a gorgeous piece! I love the technique you used. I will definitely be trying this on a future piece. Thanks for sharing!

    I am hosting an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax giveaway that I think you will be interested in, that ends tomorrow. Come on over and enter!

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    http://littlemisspennywenny.blogspot.com/2011/08/annie-sloan-chalk-paint-and-wax.html

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  15. COMPLETELY LOVE this technique! Thank you so much for sharing your genius and linking up to WWWW! I'm featuring your awesomeness today!

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  16. great tips! Thanks for the video. That made it all make perfect sense.
    gail

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  17. Oh I love!!, I'm a sucker for any legs that show, thats my FAV part of furniture...good job
    Laura
    www.lifewelive4.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow, I just found your blog today and I am so glad I did!!! This is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  19. This looks really nice! Thank you for sharing your expertise and insights. The table really looks cute and modern.

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  20. Fantastic....just now found your site. Loving it. The video was perfect. Short and to the point. Gets the creative juices flowing again.

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  21. Thanks! This is awesome and looks easy to do!

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  30. Thanks for the video tutorial. Just the technique I was looking for that was easier than how I've done projects in the past. Watched the video while on a car ride and as soon as I got home I finished my roll top bread box that I've been working on. It turned out great. I have posted any pictures of it yet but when I do I will certainly link back to this page. Thanks again.

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  31. Thank you so much for the video! I tried it out and it worked great...so much faster than the dry brush technique I tried before! I'm going to try this on my old paneling to make it look like barn boards! Thanks again, Amanda!

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