...as in "distressing" chalk painted furniture.
Some time ago I painted the above
It was my first attempt at chalk painting.
At the time I did not distress it.
To tell the truth the whole process of
distressing a piece of furniture
Also, I liked the look of the newly painted,
So I opted to leave it as it was.
I did not put a coat of finishing wax on it either.
Now, after some time has passed and the
wardrobe has had daily use,
it had begin to become distressed on it's own!
So, I spent a little time last weekend,
took the plunge,
and distressed my wardrobe
totally over to a shabby chic look.
Working with a fine grade sandpaper,
I started with the spots which were already
starting to show some wear.
Then I continued on a bit
to the areas which might eventually
I finished it with a coat of paste wax.
I am completely happy with the results.
And, an added plus with shabby chic furniture,
no more worries about it getting
bumped or more worn!