Antique Furniture Finish
Antique Furniture Finish
How To Distress Furniture
You can find a complete tutorial using the Caromal Colours toner by clicking here... Tutorial-How To Antique Painted Furniture
I also have a tutorial on antiquing furniture with Howard's Wax here... How To Antique Furniture The Easy Way.
This post first appeared on Petticoat Junktion May 23, 2011. It was one of my very first posts. I updated some the info and republished it so you guys who are newer here will get to see it. There isn't much I can do about the photos. At least my photography has improved over the years.....or maybe it's just my editing skills. You may notice I painted the dresser in the carport. That was before our workshop was built in 2012
For those of you who have asked about my favorite DIY products and Tools. Here is a partial list.......
Beyond Paint for Furniture
Ryobi Drill (cordless)
Mouse Sander (cordless)
FrogTape Painters Tape
Rustoleum Heirloom White Spray Paint
Rustoleum Metallic Copper Spray Paint
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Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
Kathy, I forgot to mention that I started to do my kitchen cabinets in CAROMEL COLOURS. I'm using the MUSTARD COLOR.
On the VINTAGE DRESSER that you painted with the CAROMEL COLOURS in the PEPPERCORN, it looks like a VINTAGE BLUE color. Is that the color it comes out as when you use the toner, or is it just the way the picture took? I love that it looks BLUE, but I need to be sure. I would love to paint my bedroom furniture the BLUE color. Thanks
I am wondering how you dealt with the left side of the dresser, where the veneer is missing from about 1/3 of the side. THANKS!!! Very pretty!
Thank you Pam, I just worked with it as is. I painted it then distressed, toned, and waxed. Areas of missing veneer are like added details when distressing!
I love the dresser but I have a question about the hardware on it. I have an old chest of drawers with the same hardware and can't figure out how to remove them. Can you tell me how? There isn't any screws or nails to be seen holding this in place. I'm afraid to just start prying them off as I don't want to ruin them and would like to put them back on like you did after I get the layers of paint off.
Thanks for any help you might have.
Love the finished dresser! Your posts are so helpful!
love this look, I have an antique dresser but I am so scared I will mess it up
Aw..at least a fellow MS gal got it ...but I sure wanted it! I came to see if it was available. I need to make a trip to your shop soon.
Looks amazing what a great job! Haven't been keen on the darker colours but this may have convinced me!!
Never heard of this paint or toner..thanks for sharing! I have to check this out. You have a beautiful touch:)
Beautiful! I've never heard of this paint but will definitely check it out. You did some great work here...so tell your son he might as well get over it. ; )
That's what I tell mine!
Great job. Love the finish. Found you from MMS.
Love it! The finish is really great. Found you from MMS.
That is a nice piece!! Great redo
Nice job ! I like how it turned out !
Beautiful finish! I've never heard of those products. i'll have to check them out.