There are pieces I do where distressing would take away from the beauty of the piece - and so they are left as is such as this one ( HERE ) instead of distressing I did a " driftwood " finish on top using wax and left the body clean
Some pieces are content with just a quick white wash ( super easy white wash HERE )
or dark wax for a quick " antiqued dirty look " HERE
And then some pieces ask for distressing ( " cheating " distressing HERE )
and every now and then one whispers "please, go all the way " ( HERE )
But the piece I'm working on right now?
It was begging for just a little distressing around the corners and details - and to precisely do that I used my sander and tilted it to an angle that would only " outline " the edges................
Of course you can do it by hand - but this took seconds for each drawer ( as opposed to precious minutes LOL )
There's something particularly beautiful with ASCP Graphite and small bits of wood peaking through -
the old worn look is so Restoration Hardware ( ish ) -
it's not even waxed yet and you can see how this looks so naturally aged, right?
and the great thing about this is that IF you decide you DON'T like the distressed look - it's simply a quick coat around the corners and it's removed in minutes. I think a lot of people are afraid when painting furniture - but there's nothing you can't fix - absolutely nothing :)
oh oh - it would appear electrical sanders speak to me too - I can hear it yelling from downstairs -
" hurry up will ya - come finish this piece already "
I'm coming - I'm coming !!!
Sorry have to sign off now - these things are very temperamental :)
( I had to google temperamental - spell check kept correcting me - who else thought it was spelled
I hate spell check - it's removed another false belief I had in myself..................
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