This old oak stool is one I've had for a long time but haven't displayed it in my home. So I knew I wanted to give it a quick paint job so I could use it. This technique of distressing is super easy. You will love turning any furniture into an antique lookalike in a few quick steps. View the entire post here.
How to Distress Furniture Without Any Sanding.
So I began by painting the stool white. Milk paint or chalk paint isn’t something I would recommend for this project. I just used white acrylic paint and it worked perfect.
Carefully I painted the entire stool to make sure I didn’t miss any of it. So be expecting the first layer to take the longest. The end result won’t look as good if you don’t take your time in the beginning.
You will want to paint a couple coats.
Painting a light brown streak on the edges using the paint color Brown Sugar once the white coats were dry.
I painted the entire top of the stool brown. Right over the white layer.
Then I let the brown layer dry.
Once the brown later was dry I applied a layer of Elmer Glue.
Immediately I painted a coat of white paint right over the glue.
Then started to blow dry.
You will see it start to crack and look "chippy."
Here it is. I put in in my kitchen corner. It turned out really cute.