How to distress wood



How to distress new wood, step by step tutorial, for decorative purposes.

Step 1

Find a distressing agent like chicken wire, nails, a chain, rough cement .


Step 2

Have fun making dents in the wood.

Bing... bang... boom...


Step 3

Use your preferred medium to paint the wood depending on its use. If functional like a bench or shelf use wood stain and stain sealer. If decorative it's possible to use acrylic or soft pastels.

Soft pastel technique


Acrylic technique


...And every time I fall in love with the results.


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