DIY Crackle paint ... you don't need to buy the expensive medium ... just coat the piece first with white school glue, let dry, then paint away. The thicker you apply the paint, the bigger the cracks will be. via The Shabby Creek Cottage
If you like rustic...You'll love these 3 products and my simple 4 step process. STEPS- 1. Primer/Sealer...dry 2. Apply Crackel with a putty knife or paint spatula...dry completely...You'll see all the neat crackle patterns when its done 3. Sand edges if desired (gives that imperfect rustic look 4. Apply stain with a foam brush and/or old rag to achieve the desired color This was my 1st attempt. Next time I may try rolling over the crackle with a foam roller while it's still wet to get a smoother (no lines) finish. If you like the lines for added character, the small putty spatula works perfect on most (if not all) projects.
towel/ coat rack created from scrap wood I cut the wood into five same-sized pieces (I'm loving my miter saw) and anchored them to another piece of scrap wood. I then added a length of chain for the hanger could us hooks or old wooden knobs