Looking for furniture from garage or flea market is getting trendy for crafters, which saves you hundreds of bucks by getting it back and refinish its surface. While sometimes we just want to leave the furniture a chippy old look after painting. And from now on, if you look at a piece and envision how it would look distressed but don’t want to put in the time to sand it out, remember this Vaseline trick. Applying some petroleum jelly can save you a lot of time and effort and still give you the results you crave.
Denise with Salvaged Inspirations declared her experiment in distressing with Vaseline a success.
Tutorial: Salvaged Inspirations
Sara from Sincerely, Sara D. shared a tutorial on how to easily distress pieces of furniture or frames by using Vaseline instead of the old-fashioned method of sandpaper and elbow grease. As you can see in this awesome tutorial, there’s always a way to turn complete trash into a beloved treasure. She will show you how to easily get that coveted shabby-chic look on any piece of wood. And to make it soft looking, be sure to leave the paint dry completely!!