I loved Primitive style and “old” looking paint finishes.
This Rustic Island Redo lives in the same kitchen as the white glazed cabinets above. Since this piece will get a lot of use I used lacquer to seal it after using stain and baby oil to glaze it. Poly works well, too but lacquer dries quicker and harder. See this post for more details. I hope these alternative aging techniques work well for you, too. I would love to read your feedback if you try them. You can post pictures on my Down to Earth Style Facebook page. Please share your favorite distressing techniques. http://ads.blogherads.com/96/9634/970.js