Thursday, May 16, 2013

Distressing Tutorial

I’m so happy, happy, happy to {finally} have the distressing video posted on the blog!  I tried my best to talk less since I had several youtube comments that I talk too much in the other tutorials.  {sniff, sniff}  It’s OK though…I own it because my excessive talking is completely intentional.  My goal is to give you as much information as possible so that you don’t waste your time watching the video only to be like “what about this, when do I do that, she skipped that step…”.  I always find that extremely frustrating so I imagine many of you do as well.  So, with all of you readers in mind, I tried to find the balance between information and time.  I hope you find it helpful!  



Here are a few pictures taken just after I distressed this piece {before waxing}.  I will add a link to the blog post featuring the final staged pictures once they are posted.  Feel free to ask any questions below in the comments section!

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17 comments:

  1. Another great tutorial! Love that you discuss the different grits. What a fun crib...can't wait to see it all staged :)

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  2. Thanks again for a wonderful tutorial!

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  3. Thanks for a great tutorial. It was very detailed and made the sometimes confusing art of distressing very clear.

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  4. Great video! And perfect timing as the hubs and I are attempting to distress my craft room furniture! Thanks!

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  5. Anonymous6/09/2013

    Your tutorials are perfect! The amount of info you give is fantastic. Please talk talk talk! Your visuals along with explanation is the only way to learn. Those that say you talk too much are just nutty, what are they even doing here?! Thank you so much!

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  7. Anonymous7/26/2013

    Very informational!! Helpful Tips! Please do more videos!

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  8. ssecchio@msn.com8/08/2013

    Love your tutorials!!

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  9. Anonymous8/11/2013

    great tutorials. Really. Best around\Diane

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  10. Hi! Love it! Working on one just like this for a friend! How do you keep the chalk paint from clumping up around the spindles? I'm having a really hard time with that! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kellie! Try to use a drier brush on the spindles. If you load too much paint, it tends to clump. A drier brush will mean lighter coverage so you may need an extra coat.

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  11. Thank you so much for your distressing tutorial. These tutorials are the best I've seen. I did try distressing ASCP on a practice patch on the back of a piece I was doing with a wet rag. I wasn't successful. I see now my problem was that distressing should be on the edges. I was just trying to practice on a flat surface and no paint came off. Trial and error!

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  12. Hi from Germany and thanks a lot for your tutorials! It's so hard to find good ones with all the necessary information. So please don't stop talking, it's just great they way you do it!

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  13. I love your blog! I was wondering if you ever wax one color before putting a second on when you plan on distressing?

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    1. Yes, Lisa, if I am trying to achieve a chippy layered look. Like you might paint white, clear wax, paint gray, clear wax then distress so you see white through the gray.

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  14. Once it's distressed, do you need to put clear wax on it?

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  15. How long do you have to wait after paint, clear wax, then another color paint?

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