It stands for distressed.
I was never really a fan of distressed stuff.
Why would I take something nice and make it look old and beat up?
My kids do this the natural way.
I had jokingly said that if people wanted to distress something, I'd
But, then I saw a distressed finial in the Pottery Barn catalog. It was so stinkin cool, but, unfortunately, it was $39.
I just couldn't bring myself to spend $39 on an old beat-up piece of wood.
But, then I came across the perfect chunky, old, beat-up piece of wood at my main squeezie, Goodwill. It was $2.99
Be still my beating heart...
It was missing a finial, which made me feel very sorry for it.
So, I marched myself over to Michael's Crafts and picked one up for $3.
Here are the two pieces, side-by-side.
I was reeeeaaallly hoping that they would get along and play nicely together.
I glued them together with some Liquid Nails and spray painted the finial Espresso to match the bottom part.
After it had dried, the entire piece got a coat of Heirloom White American Accents paint.
Then, I roughed it up. Ha! Makes me feel tough when I say that.
Relax, I only used a bit o' sandpaper.
A layer of Ralph Lauren glaze (tinted Old Violin) over the top and then wiped off left it looking "distressed".
I think it looks like it belongs in my home.
Don't know what that says about me though...
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