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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:

  • Acrylic Paint

  • Coffee for staining

  • Pre-sanded Boards

  • Gloves

  • Carbon Paper

  • 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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