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How To Create a Country Antique Look

This "aged" paint finish is designed to mimic the look of an authentic country antique.

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Top 28 Antiquing Projects

  1. 1. How to Distress Unfinished Furniture

    DIY Network experts give tips for how to give unfinished furniture a distressed, antique look.

  2. 2. Antiquing for Old World Look (00:02:39)

    Sara shows how to antique a deck to give it an Old World rustic look.

  3. 3. How to Give Decorative Accessories an Antique Look

    Give picture frames an antique look with just a few strokes of paint.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Create Aged Furniture for a Country Antique Look

    Learn how to "create" country antiques from new, unfinished furniture.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. Antiquing Mirrors (00:01:00)

    Add character and charm to mirrors with these simple antiquing steps.

  6. 6. Antique Crackle Finish (02:49)

    Add a distinctive crackle finish to new furniture with this easy technique.

  7. 7. How to Create Distressed Molding

    Give a room an aged appearance by using a distressing technique on crown molding.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. How To Antique a Cabinet

    Follow these steps to make a cabinet look old again.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. How to Give Furniture an Aged Look Using Shoe Polish

    Create an aged look for wood furniture using ordinary shoe polish. The shoe polish provides a seal against moisture and reveals a beaut...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. Antiqued Crafting (20:00)

    Cathie and Steve share tips to give an antique look to just about anything.

  11. 11. How to Distress a Door (00:00:60)

    Jason Cameron shares quick tips on how to distress a door.

  12. 12. Distress Wood for Antique Look (00:01:00)

    Jason's tips for distressing wood give a new table an antique look.

  13. 13. Cabinets: Antiquing (00:02:17)

    Glazing adds an antique finish to even the most modern cabinets.

  14. 14. Making Stock Cabinets Vintage (00:04:11)

    Nicole gives stock cabinets an appropriately vintage look for an 1883 home.

  15. 15. Painted Planters and Pots

    Create an aged appearance for pots and planters using a rust activator and iron paint.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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