Ann Marie at Twice Lovely created the most beautiful dresser using a projector (quick, go to her site to enter her projector giveaway!). I kept looking at the before and after and couldn’t believe it was the same dresser!
The big question for me is always how much distressing do I want,
and once it’s painted a solid color, where should I start?
To see the video tutorial on how I distress, it is here. (I’m sorry about the fact that I couldn’t steady the camera very well!)
Disclaimer: This technique is best used to distress small areas, like edges.
Large areas show the areas distressed as lighter than the rest of the paint, even after clear coating.
But, I’ve never had problems with edges.
It’s fun to find what lies in drawers.
We somehow need to find a way to get it inside to stage it for its’ debut on Craig (shudder),
but it is so heavy that Kevin needs two guys over here to help. He usually single handedly schleps furniture where I ask without me even noticing any effort involved. This desk is that heavy.
Edited to add: if you are doing large areas of distressing, don’t use the solvent. The dullness may be too obvious, even after the clear coat. But, for smaller areas and highlights, knock yourself out!
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I forgot to rough up my frame with sandpaper before the Hide glue,
which meant the glue had nothing to grip to, so large chunks of dried casein came off.