Distressed wood bed has decorative appeal, especially when you go for a chic-style or shabby country look in a home. Instead of buying furniture already in trouble, save money, browse thrift stores, shipping and even second-hand stores. Refinish your finds or existing furniture to give it a secular look of distress. Any mistakes you make add to his appearance.
Choose from several distress furniture methods to match your home’s home décor. Glossy surfaces such as laminates, varnish or lacquer may require light seizure before starting, so that paint adheres properly. If you have a piece of furniture that has been painted many times over the years. The stripper method removes some of the paint layers to give the piece a finished distressed look.
Set the furniture in a well-ventilated area in the garage or outside. And wear properly labeled safety equipment for the task: gloves, goggles and mask. You can apply stripper to the bed furniture with a brush, covering its entire surface. After you notice the paint starts to bubble, scrape the stripper with a putty knife in some areas while removing with a cloth in others. The number of layers of paint determines how often you apply the paint stripper to remove layers of paint for the desired look.