Thursday, April 25, 2013

First Attempt At Distressing Wood

Let me start with all of my mistakes.
  1. I left the paint on way too long
  2. I didn't put enough wax on my projects
  3. I didn't have a power sander (at first)  We have three but of course none worked
  4. I was in a hurry from start to finish
  5. Remove hardware no matter how great of a painter you think you are
Learn that all of this takes time. 

The first picture is the before shutter before (never do shutters lol!)

Now for the after pictures, remember this is my first time ever and I have learned from my mistakes.  Don't be too hard on me.  lol

There were some place that the paint WOULD NOT DISTRESS!

The before pictures of the step stool

Now for the after pictures.

I will attempt this again.  I have an old mirror to redo.  Not sure if I will just leave it natural or distress it.  Lots to think about.

I had lots of fun!  Does that count?



  1. Having fun definitely counts! It's funny that you mention you have 3 power sanders but none worked when you needed one, because that happens at my house ALL the time. Just the other day we needed the staple gun (we have 3), but we either couldn't find one, or it wouldn't work. Go figure!
    I'm now following you back via GFC. =0)

  2. Thanks so much for the follow on bloglovin'! I'm following you back :o) Hope you're having a great Thursday :o)

  3. I'm glad I stopped by your website; I see my button on here :o) I would have loved to swap buttons! I stole yours and it's displayed on my site as well :o) Happy to return the favor. I have a smaller one available if that works better for your site? You can find it here:

  4. That definitely counts! I actually think it looks really good. :) Thanks for following me on Bloglovin'. I returned the favor! :)

  5. You gotta have fun no matter what! Thanks for commenting and following my site. Returned the favor.

    I Create Purty Thangs

  6. When it comes to doing this, I wouldn't have a clue.

  7. Good to know. I love learning different ways to paint furniture, etc.... Thanks!