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We want to end up with a piece that is very authentic looking and looks as though it has been aged naturally over the decades. You don’t achieve this by whacking at the wood with a sledge-hammer, either! Sandpaper and paint stripper are used to remove old paint and to get back to the bare wood. The finished piece can be refinished with glaze (thinned paint) or varnish, if wanted. Can I distress kitchen cabinets myself? Yes, you can easily do this! This is a good ‘finishing’ technique for beginners and as long as you are accepting of how your piece will turn out, you can have a lot of fun creating a set of antique-looking cabinetry in your kitchen.
You’ll need sandpaper of differing grades of coarseness, brushes and some light colored paints. All available from your local hardware store. These techniques can be applied to many surfaces such as wood, glass, metal, stone, concrete, plaster and paint. The Shabby-Chic style has made antiquing techniques very popular. And, these cabinets look great in a kitchen along with the ‘right’ accessories.
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