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Techniques for Antiquing Furniture (Source: Pretty Handy Girl)

Wipe down old furniture with a mixture of 3 parts olive or veg oil to 1 part vinegar (or lemon juice) to refresh the finish.

I'm gonna use these techniques for antiquing furniture to finish off my bedside table I think.

How to Refinish Furniture: Great Handyman article on how to fix blemishes in wood and jazz up a tired old finish without stripping the piece.

Find a garage sale piece that needs a little sprucing up? Have old furniture that could use a face lift. Learn how to refinish furniture faster and easier by avoiding stripping. A seasoned pro tells you how to clean, repair and restore old worn finishes without messy chemical strippers.

Wipe on mineral spirits. clean with ivory dish soap. Use gel stain. no need to strip the wood. l This is a truly superb, professional post!

Aging is so Distressing ... techniques for antiquing furniture

After spray painting furniture, sand back the edges with a palm sander, and then apply stain to those areas with a cotton swab.

An awesome tip on distressing furniture without mess or fumes....all you need is spray paint, sandpaper and furniture marker!!!!

There are a few ways you can distress your painted furniture. Here are some of the different techniques you can use to distress click on the arrow below to read more: