To give new furniture an aged and worn appearance, a popular technique is to apply a distressed finish. This technique is often used on antiques, collectibles, trunks, chests of drawers, and cabinets to add character to a room. The distressed finish can be achieved in various ways. For instance, one technique involves applying a second color over the initial layer of paint, which is then quickly wiped away to create a worn effect. Another technique is to sand or scrape a fresh coat of paint after it dries, revealing the color underneath. Additionally, unique hardware like antique drawer pulls or iron hinges can be added to accentuate the distressed finish.