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How to Create Distressed Molding

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

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Top 28 Antiquing Projects

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

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

  2. 2. How to Distress Unfinished Furniture

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

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Making Stock Cabinets Vintage (00:04:11)

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. How to Paint Wood Furniture With an Aged Look

    See how to strip paint off an old chair, then repaint it with an aged-patina look.

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  8. 8. 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
  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. Antiquing Mirrors (00:01:00)

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

  11. 11. Antiquing New Furniture (00:01:00)

    Give store-bought furniture loads of character with these easy steps.

  12. 12. How To Antique a Cabinet

    Follow these steps to make a cabinet look old again.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Distress Wood for Antique Look (00:01:00)

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

  15. 15. Everything New Is Old Again (00:01:00)

    Here are wood-distressing tips for an antique look in a Man Cave design.

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