The key to any good distressed finish is to create a plausible ‘history’ for the furniture or cabinet. We’ve all had hand-me-down furniture that has been scuffed, scratched, painted…and painted again over decades of use. With a little imagination, you can easily create a back story for your newly-built MDF or wood furniture that can guide you to making it look like it’s been in your family for generations.
This particular project was inspired by leftover pieces of MDF sheets and beadboard paneling from our porch renovation and the need for ‘something’ to suit the available space in said porch. Once He Who Hogs the Power Tools was done with construction, it was time for me to step up and make it look like it I inherited it from Grammie.(more…)