Happy Happy Monday
Can you tell I’m happy?
I had a great weekend, beautiful weather and some down time.
I purchased the cedar chest at the Nashville Flea Market. The top was broken completely down the middle.
I probably overpaid for it, but I liked the legs and the brass details.
For the makeover I choose this oops paint in cherry red.
I planned to just paint her red, apply some dark wax, and ta-dah, done.
But it was a little too plain for me.
So I pulled out my special mix from the Cherry Red and Turquoise Cedar Chest Makeover.
This cedar chest makeover is the reverse of the Cherry Red and Turquoise Cedar Chest Makeover……turquoise on top and red underneath.
I tried a different distressing technique this time.
I used some of my husbands wet cleaning towels, you know the kind that comes in a canister and you open the tab on the top and pull them out one at a time. Some people use baby wipes but they were in the house and these were handier.
I don’t think this is what is known as “wet sanding” so I’m calling it “wet cloth distressing” .
When the top coat of turquoise was dry I rubbed with the wet towel in strategic places. Sometimes I rubbed pretty hard. I think I let the paint dry too long. Rub the paint off until you get the look you want.
Next I applied a light coat of Howards Wax in Walnut. Gives the chest an aged look.
I like the wet cloth distressing, not as messy, but I think it takes longer than using the electric sander.
Have you guys tried this technique?
Do you distress furniture?
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