The Distressed Wood Crate teaches antiquing techniques to distress wood and create decorative signs that look like you found them in an old cafe or antique store.
Techniques to make wood artifacts look more valuable have been used since the time of ancient Egypt when veneers imitated valuable woods. In the late 1800s, though, the invention of aniline dyes that would stain hard, resistant woods led to an explosion of interest in fake antiques and faux finishes. Throughout the 20th century, techniques were created to age wood to look old.
By the 1960s, antiquing techniques were used by crafters to make new furniture appear old and in the 1980s, the term “shabby chic” was coined to refer to decorations that appeared old and weathered, but had an air of good taste. Distressing wood with paint is an inexpensive way to achieve that effect.
The Distressed Wood Crate Contains:
Coffee for staining
Cups for Cleaning and Steeping
Chip Brush for Painting Larger Areas
Round Brush for Writing
Fine Brush for Details
Sanding Block for Distressing Paint
Screw for Distressing Wood
Wire Brush for Distressing Wood or Paint
Foam Brush for Coffee Staining
Command Strips™ for Hanging Wood
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