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Distressing is the process I use to make furniture appear aged. I pay particular attention to giving each piece a weathered and worn look – but in exactly the right places. Back in the day, if any piece of furniture, or even a picture frame, had been around for generations then most of the paint or varnish will have worn off in relevant areas. The real skill of distressing is creating a realistic ageing, giving even relatively modern items an interesting heritage. I teach this process in my beginners workshop classes from my studio in Ashford.

Chair distressed in olive green and old white.

Corner candle sconce

Jack Wills styling. Distressed bedside drawer unit.

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Bentwood Café chair – Distressed in Old Ochre and Emperor’s Silk

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