How to create a cracked and worn effect?

by | Dec 6, 2021 | Antique furniture, Dressers and Desks, Side furniture, Whites and Light Colours | 0 comments

How to create a cracked and worn effect?

Have you heard about the cracked paint and worn effect?

Are you fond of antique furniture? 

Do you like adding vintage effects to damaged pieces of furniture?

Do you like imperfect furniture with an aged and weathered look? 

I know most of you would answer YES to all of the questions asked above.

And I know this for a fact because everyone loves it. Well, almost all of us like the magazine sets where everything looks perfect. We are fond of places where everything is in its place, and each decorative item is selected carefully to make the decor pleasing to the eye. The projected image makes us believe in an imaginary world! 

I have had the good fortune to visit several rough homes, if I may put it that way. I haven’t come across a perfect home, without addicts, without scratched furniture, or without future renovations to undertake.

Side desk with cracked and worn effect to add antique look

However, You do not have to inherit antiques to fill your home with the charm of worn and old furniture. You can use paint to turn your antique or unwanted furniture into glorious vintage-style treasure. It is easier than you might think, and it is a great way to give your home a chic look at affordable prices.

Do you want to create that distressed painted wood look?

Well, you can use these products from Colorantic to get that cracked paint and worn-out look. Plus, what we love the most about vintage paint effects, and this one specifically, is that you cannot go wrong.

A worn effect that gives style!

Having cleaned several houses during my time as a housekeeper, this was a title that best described the job I was doing at the time. Well, there was one house. In particular, that was almost identical to a magazine, but my client wasn’t happy with a couple of things that she found aggressive. Moreover, she wanted to improve the scenery to make it more perfect. Let me tell you that this feeling of always wanting to make our cozy little nest more beautiful and perfect is impossible to satisfy. 


Because a lifeless house is not a home, it is a cold and imaginary setting. By the time furniture ages, the coating of that piece engraves its history.

We can look at an addict and say to ourselves, here it is!

The time Roger drank one too many glasses and dropped his plate on my dresser or Oh! Yes, the pencil marks on the couch! My 2-year-old niece has her autograph written on it.

Short! all of this leads me to tell you why I like to make furniture filled with imperfections like two tables. Furthermore, the job is easy to do and beautiful. Also, the way the styling will allow the tables to survive future crashes and fights is just wholesome. Any future scratches or the like will add detail. 

I’m a perfectionist. I like glossy and sleek furniture to accept the marks of time. Much like my husband with his car, it hurts when my children hang up the stuff. It is one of the reasons I like the worn style so much.

In conclusion!

It may seem difficult to put on a worn effect, but in my opinion, it’s one way to highlight imperfections. So instead of fixing your gaze on some annoying details, have them turn them into an attribute. Consequently, the piece of furniture becomes a work unique to itself. The worn and cracked technique gains to be known and practiced for its unique and dated style.

On y vois Jessy Gendron , celle derrière Atelier 87 meubles revalorisés

Jessy Gendron

Who am I by the way: I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful children, a 4 year old little girl and a 7 year old big boy. They have been the center of my life since their birth. I am a former hairdresser who still loves to cut hair! I am a hypersensitive, humanist,  who is always ready to help others. Decoration, clothing and hair are areas that have always attracted me. Everything related to creation makes me vibrate and makes me forget my anxieties for a moment. What helps me get through the storms in my head are running, praying, and painting furniture. I love to transform! I find a lot of stuff in the garbage and I imagine them with a new look and that gives me a feeling of lightness. I would like to add hours to my days to paint more. Sometimes I paint at night to advance my work and play with my children during the day. During my long sleepless nights I imagine, among other things, how I will transform the furniture that is in my garage. I am passionionate! Saving the planet is also on my priority list. Restoring, repainting and reusing gives me a sense of accomplishment or relieves me of guilt. Here is who I am!


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