How To Make New Furniture Look Antique

Prev1 of 4Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Ikea Stranda BeforeI love the look of antique furniture but I don’t love those prices…   Luckily, it’s fairly simple to get that antique look I love by buying inexpensive wood furniture and painting it to look old.  All you need to know is a few little tricks and you can get the look you want for a price that is easy to afford.

This project shows you how I turned an Ikea wardrobe into a vintage look armoire.


  • Latex Paint in Black, White and Warm Grey
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Sharpie or Magic Marker in Black
  • Plastic Container (for mixing paint)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paper Towels
  • Rags
  • Sanding Sponge – Fine & Medium Grit
  • Hardware of your choice
  • 1”x6”x20” piece of scrap wood
Prev1 of 4Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Need helpful maintenance reminders?

Anne Davis

Freelance writer, blogger, DIY enthusiast, gardener and animal lover. Anne began blogging about her DIY adventures when she bought a 1930s fixer upper home and her first set of power tools. Follow the fun at Design Dreams by Anne!