Give your Existing Furniture a Shabby Chic Look
There are lots of rustic and shabby chic furniture on the market that is already distressed to give it that shabby, romantic look. At my recent stop at Oak Furniture UK I found some great rustic pieces that already have a rough, worn in look – perfect for a rustic themed home! You can easily create this look yourself with a few basic tools and some creativity. All you need to do is lightly sand the furniture, paint it the color you desire and gently sand off the areas that you wish to look distressed. If you want to go a step further, gently rub a wire brush against the surface of the wood. You can also apply a polish to give it a finished look.
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