Keep reading for 6 tips on how to create a modern rustic look ! Establish a Comfortable Foundation. Add Mid-Century Modern Accents. Create Conversational Layouts. Introduce Industrial Lighting. Layer on Natural Textures. Add an Antique Edge to Art and Accent Decor.
To age new wood to a natural silvery gray, to grey -brown or black patina (depending on the wood ), let a small piece of steel wool (or a few non-galvanized nails) sit overnight in ordinary white vinegar, then dilute the vinegar solution 1 to 1 with water. (If you used 1/4 cup of vinegar, add 1/4 cup of water.)
Here are 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding : USE A MINERAL PAINT. Mineral paint is very similar to chalk style paints in that no prep or prime is required. USE MILK PAINT + BONDING AGENT. As I already mentioned, the antique desk in this post was not prep- sanded . USE A BONDING PRIMER. USE A LIQUID SANDER /DEGLOSSER.
Mix dark blue paint with an acrylic glaze and apply the mixture to your walls with a paint roller. Use a dampened sea sponge to randomly dab the walls to create a rustic , aged appearance. Work in small wall sections at a time, starting at a top corner and working your way down.