How to Distress using Wood Stain


recently tried a new technique for distressing and I wanted to share a tutorial that shows you how to give old black picture frames a distressed look by using a dry brush technique with wood stain. The antique/distressed look is one of the most sought-after looks in design today. Isn’t it ironic that people are buying new decorative pieces that are worn and faded appearing as though they have been passed down from previous generations? Well guess what folks…old is the new NEW and one of my favorite styles. By distressing furniture and decorative pieces you are able to achieve a shabby chic/country cottage look full of character and style. Not to mention, it makes imperfections okay, so you don’t have to freak out if there is an accidental scratch here and there; in fact if anything it will just add more character.

Since I am a huge fan of distressing I am always looking to try new distressing techniques. I recently tried a dry brush technique using a gel based wood stain and LOVE the way it looks, so I decided to use this method on the black Ikea picture frames that I’m using to create a gallery style photo wall and wanted to share a tutorial to show you how.

This method of distressing is the quickest method I’ve tried and gives GREAT results!

Picture Frame collection
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$0 or Free
1-2 Hours
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