Hello everybody, it’s Niky from The House on Silverado here!


How To:

Step 1:

First, I sanded/evened out the paint a little bit. When you make something distressed you don’t really have to worry much about the prep work.

Step 2:

Next, since you thinned out the previous paint with the sanding, you want to select a paint color that will slightly show through the distresses areas. I chose Driftwood Chalk Mineral Paint.

Step 3:

Then, we move on to the second/base coat of paint. Choose a color that you would like to be the dominant hue of your piece. I chose Hurricane Gray Chalk Mineral Paint.

Step 4:

After that, I wanted to create a distressed appearance on my table by dry brushing 3 different colors of VooDoo Gel Stain onto my piece. The color of gel stain that I used are White Magic, Up In Smoke, and Tobacco Road.

Step 5:

Thereafter, I used a Premium Chip Brush to pull the stain from one edge to the other in one long stroke. Repeat as necessary until you get the desired distressed look you’d like.

Step 6: (optional)

If at any time you feel you’ve applied too much stain, just take a lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe it back a little.

About the Author

The House on Silverado

Niky is a wife, mom, stepmom, teacher, and a blogger who has spent her whole life in the Midwest! She started blogging as a creative outlet to share her hobbies and interests, but to also write about things that matter to her. She loves all things farmhouse, rustic, vintage, and historical--basically anything that has a story behind it.

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