Primp My Primer - DISTRESSING Techniques - Good Ones!

Do you have a piece of furniture that you want to update? If you like an aged look - here is a tutorial that is simple to follow using only what you may have around the house. No fancy paint that you have to mix. Baby oil? Check! Primer? Check! Old Paint Brushes? Check.... it's easier than you think. Two hours - start to finish and no trip to the hardware store. The post is detailed so visit my blog to view more. Happy painting and Happy New Year!
Use what ever spray paint you have in the garage to cover your piece. Sanding prior to painting a little will help it adhere better to the wood.
Dry brush with an inexpensive paint brush and a different color such as white by lightly coating the surface with "feather strokes".
All covered with paint and ready to distress.
Sand. (see the post for more details on number of grit to use and when - makes a huge difference)
Stain then rub with baby oil to blend....for more details
For a really chippy paint look see
A rustic spot for shoes that won't show the dirt.
Like the bench back? See

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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2 questions
  • Lat3230403
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Can you tell me where you got the horse print in this photo please? I love it!

    • L.Briscoe
      on Feb 27, 2016

      OP posted that she purchased the print at Homegoods.

  • Kimberly
    on Dec 27, 2015

    Do you by chance have a tag on the horse print? I've been scouring the internet as I have my heart set on it and was hoping if you had a company name, I might be able to find it. Thanks!

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