Use this distressed furniture technique to age wood furniture with paint. Distressed wood furniture is perfect for rooms decorated with flea market finds and antique treasures, but the best thing about this technique is you don't have to buy old to get a charming patina. Learn how to distress furniture in almost no time with this easy guide.
Annie Sloan shares a technique that brings out the beautiful detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors & frames. Apply ASCP to the surface, getting it into all the recesses. Once the paint has dried thoroughly, take a damp cloth and wipe over the raised carving leaving paint in the recesses. By wiping just a few times, paint can be left as a wash over some of the raised areas so the effect is soft, or it can be wiped quite cleanly so the difference in the gold and paint c