Antiquing furniture is a hot topic. I know my pins on antiquing are some of the most popular pins from my site. So today, I thought I would share 3 antiquing projects with you. It really makes a big difference in how furniture looks if it has been antiqued.
The technique I use is very easy to do, and I think you will be happy with the results. Before you begin though, I highly suggest you find an extra piece of wood that you can practice your technique on, to make sure you like the end result. The last thing you want is to be in the middle of a job, and realize you hate the look, meanwhile your treasured cabinet from Great-Aunt Suzy has passed the point of no return. Make sure you like the way the finish will look before starting on a piece of furniture.
Here is one of my test boards that I used before antiquing my new fireplace.
I’m showing you how I antiqued a built-in cabinet, a vanity, and a mirror today. Enjoy!!
Rachel Boyett says
I love all of your antiquing projects. I have just painted my mother-in-law’s dining chairs with Annie Sloan old white paint. I really like your large miror with the old white and paris grey. Did you mix both paints? I have not put the wax on yet. Since the chairs are going on a screened porch I am using Shbbh Paints Vax. Do youknoa if the wax you use can be used on things that will be outside. I was told by Annie Sloan store where I bought my pain not to use it on my chairs because of the heat during the summer. As always thanks for sharing your home with us.
I didn’t mix the paints, I just layered them with a dry brush technique. I have heard not to use the wax for outdoor projects, but I do wax outdoor furniture, and have never had a problem.
Rachel Boyett says
Opps! My fingers hit the wrong keys. I am using the Shabby Vax product to wax.
Vicki Rudolph says
Love all your projects, especially the mirror. I did antiquing 50 years ago, and it was very popular back then. Glad it is back!
Nana Diana says
I am glad to see antiquing return. We did it many years ago and then if fell completely out of favor. I always have loved the look of it- xo Diana
I love all these projects especially the vanity and the mirror. I love doing t his technique.