Well, not everyone likes something modern and brand new; some people (some of a lot) prefer something antique or vintage. They are big fans of rustic look with the signs of age here and there on their furniture. Maybe you are one of those people who prefer something which looks old and rustic instead of the brand new one? But then you just cannot find that type of furniture on the market? Well, then it’s about time to know how to antique your furniture trough DIY way. Let’s roll.
Getting the furniture sanded. The first step which must be done, in order to get your modern furniture’s look of new wooden material softened. You can use sandpaper with the grit of #120-grade. Make sure you have get the entire part of your furniture thoroughly.
Getting the marks distressed. This is the next step in order to get a cluster of termite holes imitated. This can be created by creating a pattern near your furniture’s edge using a felt-tip pen. Then you can get the holes created using the drill. Make sure you vary the size of the every hole in order to make it look natural.
Get the furniture stained. The best way to get the scratches and dents is by getting your furniture stained. The stain works to make them look blatant. If you want to create the golden patina appearance (you know, the appearance which comes from the exposure of sun), you can use a light stain like golden pecan or golden oak. Make sure you have cleaned the furniture before staining it.
Giving the furniture finishing touch. You can complete the entire project with tung oil which will help strengthening the vintage look of your furniture. After you are sure the stain that you applied previously has been dry, get this tung oil applied and leave it overnight until it gets dry.
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