How to Distress Furniture With Petroleum Jelly
Use this simple technique to add a shabby chic look on a piece of furniture.
If you want to create a distressed look on a piece of furniture or home decor, you can get it done cheaply with a little effort using petroleum jelly. Transform any piece of wood furniture into a shabby chic mastetpiece in an afternoon.
- old bar cart or wood furniture
- petroleum jelly
- paint brushes
This wood cart is fine on its own but a little color and distressing will make it a one of a kind statement piece.
Apply Petroleum Jelly
Dip the brush in petroleum jelly.
Apply a generous coat of petroleum jelly on areas where you do not want the paint to adhere.
Apply two coats of paint onto the cart, letting the paint dry inbetween coats.
Be sure to paint the edges and let it dry thoroughly.
Remove Petroleum Jelly
Once the paint is dry, wipe down the cart to remove the petroleum jelly.
After the initial pass, go over the smaller areas with a clean, lint-free towel to make sure all of the petroleum jelly is removed.
The petroleum jelly will leave parts of the cart unpainted, giving it a trendy distressed look.
This technique adds character to any piece of furniture.