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Antiquing Furniture

Antiquing furniture to give it a distressed look is a great way to revive outdated or worn pieces, as well as achieve character and age newer pieces. Antiquing furniture techniques have improved dramatically over the years On chair, for example, the points of the arms tend to lose some color and the edges tend to round. That is a great antiquing furniture technique to do to a new chair or piece of furniture. Another great antiquing furniture technique is to take a fine-point black marker and create a few specks on the legs or arms of your piece of furniture. The bottom line,  don't go overboard with distressing furniture because too much can be detrimental to the look.

To give wood furniture an antiquing look The marks of two hundred years of wear and tear should  faithfully reproduced, from dust and woodworm holes to the luster and natural patina of a wood which has aged gracefully

Antiquing wood Furniture

To allow the wood to be deeply impregnated with successive layers of wax, each piece stands for several days in our workshops between the different finishing stages. This antiquing wood furniture method gives the chair a natural ageing effect and a warmer and livelier patina. What is more, all the patinas will become more pronounced over the years.

Distressing Furniture

Distressing Furniture in the decorative arts is the activity of making a piece of furniture or object appear aged and older, and there are many methods to produce an appearance of age and wear. Distressing is viewed as a refinishing technique although it is the opposite of finishing in a traditional sense. In distressing, the object's finish is intentionally destroyed or manipulated to look less than perfect, such as with sandpaper or paint stripper. For example, the artisan often removes some but not all of the paint, leaving proof of several layers of paint speckled over wood grain underneath. This becomes the "finished" piece.

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Antiquing Furniture key terms

Antiquing paint technique

 Antiquing paint technique is a unique way to improve the look of furniture, cabinetry and other architectural elements in your home.

Antiquing painting.

 Antiquing painting is a classic faux painting technique that can be used on any kind of furniture, cabinetry, objects, or door and trim details. There are a few different antiquing painting techniques.


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