Without a doubt, the vintage style it is once again becoming fashionable in homes across the country. Of course, old furniture isn’t the most practical thing in the world, nor as cheap as it looks.
Fortunately, you can “age” your own furniture and make them vintage, that is to say, give them an old effect. This will give them a vintage look even if they are brand new furniture, and the good thing is that you can do that without much difficulty.
Tips for recovering old furniture
The first thing to do is to prepare the furniture to make it vintage. To do this, just sand the furniture open the pores of wood and so that the surface is uniform. Of course, you don’t need to use seals.
When you’re done, all you need to do is clean the furniture with a damp cloth, because no dust should be left to adhere well to the paint.
Now we are going to apply a little wax strip as for edges and corners, what we will do to age the furniture. To do this you need to use chalk paint, which will give it a matte tone, of course, to age you need to give it several coats, one background and another with the color you want it to look like. The reason is that we will sand again later, so that the background color will be visible and this effect will remain.
In general, for the background color, the pastel colors give it that touch. From the color above, you can use any color you want, but darker color is better. Apply the background color first, let dry, then apply the top color.
Now it’s time to sand a bit so that go to background painting, usually around the edges and corners where we applied the stripping wax. Finally, we will give it a touch of Jewish bitumen, which will give it the final touch of aging.
Finally, you have to clean the furniture again, this remove any remaining pieces. This technique is called pickling and allows your furniture to look vintage, creating an antique effect that will go a long way in decorating your home. Likewise, if you already have old furniture, you can give it another touch and put it back in the process, so this is a very useful technique anyway.