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How To Give Furniture A Crackle Finish

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

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Top 28 Antiquing Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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 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
  7. 7. 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
  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 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
  10. 10. 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...

  11. 11. How to Antique Tin for Cabinet Doors

    In additon to antique paintin techniques, learn how to dress up cabinets by creating antique tin doors.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Easy Antique Painting Techniques

    Create a classy antique cabinet by applying this easy antique painting technique.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Antiquing New Furniture (00:01:00)

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

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

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

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