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Distressed Armoire

Create a weathered look with these easy steps.

British paint authority Annie Sloan painted this antique armoire in a dark grey called French Linen, then brushed on a layer of clear wax. Over this, she added a second, paler coat made from a mix of Paris Grey and Old White, thinned down with water. Before the paint was completely dry, she brushed on another layer of clear wax, wiping it over with a clean, dry cloth to create a washed, dragged and distressed effect.

See more from Annie Sloan's book, Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More, in our photo gallery.

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