I want to thank everyone again for such warm and wonderful birthday wishes and hope everyone had a great holiday!
Do you remember this chair I did for the blog make over party?
(And are you ready for this months' on the 25th?)
This was how it was after it was freshly made-over and before any distressing.
While it was very nice, it was kinda blah. So I used one of those secret tricks that any one could do.
After doing the typical candle rub on the edges and then sanding, I decided it needed more...a real beat up look...And it is so simple to do with such a simple ordinary thing...
After your piece is painted, let it dry for a few hours and put masking tape over the area you would like to "distress." For a more complete reveal , press really hard, for a light lifting, just touch the tape o the paint gently and remove right away. You can even burnish it with a popsicle stick or the back of a spoon for a deep "grab." If you would like a color to show underneath, paint that color a few days before and let it cure. Also, it never hurts to apply a small bit of varnish to make sure the undercoating isn't going to lift.
and let 'er rip!
For the striping, I barely pressed down on the tape.
and pulled it up.
told you it was easy!