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Top 28 Antiquing Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. How to Distress Unfinished Furniture

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

  3. 3. Antiquing Mirrors (00:01:00)

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

  4. 4. How to Weather and Distress New Wood

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to see the how-to project for how to distress and weather new wood to look old. See the helpful step-by-step instr...

  5. 5. How To Give Furniture An Antique Look

    Some people enjoy the challenge of taking an inexpensive piece of unfinished furniture and giving it some of the charm and character of...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Create an Aged Valance Using a Crackle Technique

    DIY Experts explain how to create an aged valance using a crackle technique.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. Distress Wood for Antique Look (00:01:00)

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

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

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

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Antiqued Crafting (20:00)

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

  11. 11. How to Antique Crown Molding

    Antiquing is a great way to dress up any plain piece of wood. Learn these tips on how to antique your furniture, molding or baseboards...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. How to Make a Weathered Wood Bench

    Use paint and oil-based polyurethane to give an ordinary wooden bench the look of aged beach wood.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How To Create a Country Antique Look

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

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How To Give Furniture A Crackle Finish

    Specialized crackle mediums, in combination with acrylic paint, can create a striking finish.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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