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

  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

  3. Thank you for the great tip!
    I'm a new follower


  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.

  5. LOVE this idea:) How creative. I am definitely going to try it:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  6. Thanks so much for sharing! I've been looking for something like this!
    I'm your newest follower!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  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!

  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!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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.

  29. Thank you so much for the video! I tried it out and it worked 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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