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Techniques for Antiquing Furniture (Source: Pretty Handy Girl)

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

Simple and Cheap Homemade Method to Refinish Wooden Furniture Olive or Vegetable Oil – About ¾ cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar – About ¼ cup Just mix together and dip a rag into the mixture. Then, just wipe your furniture down with it.

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!

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.

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

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.

DIY Techniques for Antiquing Furniture!

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:

a really great tutorial on distressing furniture. Love the turquoise accent

How to: Distressing Furniture - Tips & Techniques (white wash, glaze, wax, stain & dry-brushing techniques)