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How do you distress a pine chest of drawers?

To make your shabby chic chest of drawers look truly authentic, you'll want to distress them with sandpaper. To do so, rub the edges and corners with a medium grade sandpaper to reveal the wood beneath. Remember to rub the areas that would naturally distress after years of use.

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In this manner, how do you Shabby Chic a pine chest of drawers?

To make your shabby chic chest of drawers look truly authentic, you'll want to distress them with sandpaper. To do so, rub the edges and corners with a medium grade sandpaper to reveal the wood beneath. Remember to rub the areas that would naturally distress after years of use.

Likewise, what is chic design? In the design world, chic means elegant, fashionable and trendy. Although the word has French origins, chic can be used to describe practically any style with a casual, understated look that is still hip, fresh, updated and modern.

Thereof, how do you make a dresser look distressed?

How to Distress Furniture in 6 Easy Steps

  1. Materials and Tools.
  2. Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area.
  3. Sand and Clean the Piece.
  4. Paint the Piece.
  5. Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional)
  6. Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool.
  7. Apply a Stain (Optional)
  8. Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.

How do you paint wood to look distressed?

To distress the finish (and make the painted surface look more naturally weathered), take the sander back to the surface of the furniture when the paint has dried. With emphasis on the edges of the furniture, use the sander to gently remove some of the paint and primer allowing the underlying wood to show through.

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