The shabby chic look is best achieved with wooden furniture and a couple of coats of Rust -Oleum Chalky Finish furniture paint.
How to Distress Furniture in 6 Easy Steps Materials and Tools. Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area. Sand and Clean the Piece. Paint the Piece. Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional) Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool. Apply a Stain (Optional) Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.
Yes you can distress furniture paint with regular flat latex paint . It’s a budget friendly alternative. A flat latex paint is easy to sand and you can use my vinegar and water distressing technique . You can layer two colors, and create lots of the looks if you use flat latex paint .
Tired: Shabby Chic Shabby chic , the early ’90s decor trend known for whitewashed furniture and faded floral prints has definitely seen its day (at least for now). This ultra-feminine style of decorating has been pushed aside for a more modern vibe, more crisp lines, and a masculine influence.
Shabby chic items are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats, known as “distressing” the finish of the furniture .
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.
Choosing The Perfect Shabby Chic Paint Colours Chalky White. It’s a given rule that any piece of furniture you paint with chalky white paint will look fantastic – no matter what the room’s colour scheme is! Clotted Cream. Hot Cup Of. Antique Champagne Gold. Metallic Gunmetal. Metallic pink, purple, blue and green. Nautical blue. Dusky Pink.
Use sandpaper to “distress” After all your hard work to achieve a smooth and even finish , it’s time to grab some fine sandpaper (220 grade) and start to “distress” the finish to add the appearance of age. Sand the newly painted area.
–You can use chalk paint on any surface. It adheres to almost anything, and I’ve painted laminate , particle board , solid wood , leather, old and new furniture alike.