How to Antique Furniture
Step 1. Paint furniture the desired color
Step 2. Brush on Caromal Colours Toner
Step 3. Wipe off excess Caromal Colours Toner with a rag
The process To Antique Painted Furniture is really simple and each step is explained in detail in this post. Tips, tricks, and lots of photos included.
My favorite part of blogging is the interaction with my readers and the knowledge that I may actually be able to inspire someone… anyone…. with my projects. The first time I received an email asking for more information on how to do a project I was a little surprised and a lot humbled. The idea that someone would ask me for guidance was new to me.
I do my best to explain special techniques and paint finishes and I love when readers send me photos of their projects. So far no one has hunted me down for any questionable advice I may have given. A large number of comments and emails are about how to antique furniture or how to give painted furniture an aged finish.
I painted and antiqued this table all the while taking lots of photos to share with you guys. If you have any questions about how to antique painted furniture after you read the tutorial just shoot me an email!
This is the miracle product that makes antiquing easy….Caromal Colours Toner. This stuff goes a long way. The size is 16 ounce and you can do several pieces of furniture with one jar unless they are humongous.
This little table was perfect for the antiquing process because of the turned legs. Those beautiful legs collect the toner in all the right places. Plus the table was only $5 at My Favorite Junk Shop. The paint is Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Eulalie’s Sky. My new favorite paint color.
How to video….
And this is the miracle product, Caromal Colours Toner.
You can order the toner by clicking here or on the photo below…..
The technique is as simple as brushing the toner on….
then wiping it off with a damp rag….
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wiping it off…
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you get the drift!
a few tips and tricks…
- The toner is really dark, don’t try to water it down because it makes the toner dry faster and then it’s hard to work with. I speak from experience!
2. Use a damp rag to wipe off a little toner, a dry rag to leave on lots of toner, a really wet rag to wipe off most of the toner.
3. The toner is easy to work with and you have time to work it and get the look you want but once it dries, it’s there to stay!!
4. Once the toner is applied start wiping it off to get the look here, if you want a really dark look, let the toner set for a while then wipe off.
5. Practice on a sample board if you are anxious about using the toner.
6. I promise it’s easy to use and you will love the results.
7. No sealer needed but if you want to add a little sheen then wipe on a clear wax after the toner has cured for a few days.
I suggest wearing gloves or your hands will be toned….. and not in a good way.
How To Antique Furniture
This technique can be used on painted cabinets, painted accessories, painted anything! Also for shiny brass or other finishes to tone the brightness down.
Order the Toner by clicking here.
Check out the links below for other ideas using toner on painted furniture.
That wraps it up!