Distressed black with rubbed stain – one of my favorite combinations: paint black, distressed with sanding, and then the bare wood is stained for aging. For example, Walnut stain makes a beautiful contrast to black. Proper and Prim has a lovely black cabinet with a classic style of distressed finish. This style could fit any sort of country – American, English or French. Note how she sanded the area where the cabinet knobs go to simulate natural wearing
DIY: Coffee Table Facelift - by sanding off the original finish. This is a great way to give new life to something you already have! Awesome Tutorial!!!
Patina Everything! vinegar + salt. Fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and 1tsp salt. dump any metal you want to 'age'.
Simple Shade- stitch two panels of coordinating fabric together and staple the top edge of the shade to a 1-inch-wide board painted to match the woodwork. Staple pairs of ribbons to the board a few inches from each end. One ribbon in each pair hangs down the back and one down the front of the panel. Screw the board into the top of the window frame. Roll up the fabric to the desired height and tie it in place with the ribbons.
Mod Podge DIY Wall Art using pics of your choice printed on card stock and mod posted onto wood, then a layer of crumpled (then flattened out) white tissue paper is mod posted on top of that and can even be antiqued. Good tutorial. Great original idea!
Fold up table - Turns into a picture frame on wall. This is genius