Sorry it's been a while, we have been super busy in the shop with our workshops and commissions, I haven't had time to think lol.
Anyhoo I've got a few little projects on the go this morning so I thought I'd share them with you.
We have to the right, single colour distressing on a beautiful nest of tables and to the left, two colour distressing on a pine mirror.
Single colour distressing is a fantastic way to make the piece look older and used without it looking battered (unless you like that look of course) and it gives the piece depth..... Its really simple too!!
Firstly paint your piece in whichever Annie Sloan colour you'd like (darker colours should only need one coat) wait for it to dry completely, then sand only on edges where the furniture would naturally wear with 120 grit fine sandpaper. If you are sanding inside and want less dust then my advise would be to wax before sanding then re-wax sanded edges, this does use up more sandpaper and is a little harder but end result is the same.
Two colour distressing is a little different as you'd need to paint your first colour on where you'd like to distress the piece, no need to paint the entire thing unless you'd like to; once dry you can wax where the paint is or where you'd like to distress the item, wait for the wax to dry completely (around 4 hours) then paint your entire piece with your second colour. Once this is completely dry you can sand, again using 120 grit fine sand paper and where the piece would naturally wear, this should bring the below colour through if you sand gently (this may take a little longer but definitely worth it). Once you are happy with the result you can go ahead and wax the piece with Annie Sloan clear soft wax.
These are both small projects that can be done in a day from start to finish, before you know it you'll be walking around the house with a paint brush in your hand, finding other little projects to do as its so addictive!!
Hope this helps but if anyone has any questions please do ask.
Here are the items you'll need for your projects, all available to buy in our shop in Wantage...... obviously colour of your choice in paint: