how to make a coffee table look distressed

How to Make a Coffee Table Look Distressed

Prepare the Coffee Table First

  • Before attempting to make a coffee table look distressed, make sure the table is thoroughly clean and free of dust and other dirt.
  • Sand the parts of the table that you want to give a distressed look.
  • Prime the wood with one coat of smoky grey or dark grey primer.

Distressing with Paint

  • Paint the table with white or off-white paint.
  • Once the paint is dry, take a piece of sandpaper and start sanding the edges and corners of the table to give it an aged appearance.
  • Be sure to not to sand too much, as you want the original color of the wood to still show through.

Additional Distressing Techniques

  • Apply a mixtu

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