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How to make new furniture look old with an easy distressed painting technique

Posted at 8:23 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 10:23:58-04

Miranda Webster of the Tinsel + Wheat Blog demonstrated an easy distressed painting technique to add character to furniture pieces and other decorative items in your home. Miranda is a blogger competing in the Bathroom Wars challenge at the Deseret News Home Show. The bloggers will create their own bathroom designs, and Home Show guests can vote for their favorites all weekend.

Deseret News Home Show

Dates and Hours:

Friday, October 13         2:00–9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 14   10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 15       11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


South Towne Expo Center

9575 South State Street

Sandy, UT 84070

For more information or to buy tickets, CLICK HERE.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Cloth (for stain)
  • Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sandpaper

Step 1: Stain your project and let dry completely.

Step 2: Apply petroleum jelly sparingly to project.

Step 3: Paint over the stain and petroleum jelly and let dry completely.

Step 4: Sand the project to reveal distressed appearance.

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