One of my favorite antique/thrift furniture stores to go to uses the dry brush method of painting furniture on almost all of their pieces. You can make your own distressed-looking furniture with dry brush painting, an easy project you can do at home. Dry brushing is simply applying paint with a brush that has no water or other moisture on it.
Barb from Design Sponge shows how to dry brush furniture using just a paint brush, paint, sanding sponge, rags, and water-based poly. Be sure to follow her project pointers for dry brushing success such as selecting dark woods or finishes to dry brush over.
I am going to attempt to dry brush this old chair. As you can see, it is tucked back with some other future furniture projects. We will see how it goes and I will update here on the progress.
What colors do you think work best for dry brushing furniture? Let us know by leaving a comment below..