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Antiquing is a more involved form of distressing where I not only age a piece, but also create an antique appearance. In addition to distressing the finish, I may reapply historical paint colours, dark wax, antique-like faux finishes and crackle varnishes or Gilding in gold or bronze leaf to enhance the ambiance of the piece. I also pay particular attention to period accent details, such as the addition of antique knobs or handles. I teach this process in my beginners workshop classes from my studio in Ashford.


Louis XIV display cabinet antiqued with Old White and Dark Cocoa.

Corner unit detail

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Lamp stand distressed with Florence green and Old Ochre, crackle glazed, gilded detail and dark waxed to antique.

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