Well I tried doing the same process but I wanted to use a glossy paint so this glider rocker would be a little different and all the furniture wouldn't look the same.
This was the chair before I started working on it. It was just a typical glider rocker that I had from when the kids where born. It had blue cushions.
I didn't take a picture of the mess I made, I guess I should have but I was frustrated and didn't think about it. The process was, I sanded it so the paint would adhere to it. I wiped it down with a soft cloth and then used 2 cans of glossy black paint from Lowes. Their generic brand .99 each. Once I did this I used a sheet of the bendable sand paper and distressed it. It looked pretty good so I then decided to add the linseed oil. Big Mistake! I'm guessing where the glossy has a sealer or shinny consistency it wouldn't let the oil soak into the wood. It was sticky!!! I mean like GUM! Yuck!
It reminds me of the trick where u put nasty stuff on a pair of binoculars and leave it for a person to give them raccoon eyes, buhahaha! Let someone sit in this chair and get up with stripes.. LOL
Anyways, I said well gotta go back to the drawing board. So I bought a can of Acetone from Lowes.
I took a old wash cloth and started wiping down the chair to get the gummy mess off. The more I wiped the more I liked the way the wood was looking old. So I wiped and wiped it. Once I took most of the sticky off I sanded over it a little and then resprayed in a few places where it took off to much. I ended up really liking the way it looked in the end so I didn't go back with any flat paint. I never thought about painting it and then using acetone to strip it down to give it a distressed look.
I puchased painters slip covers from Walmart. They are around 17 each and I have used them to cover 3 different chair projects. So I spent around 15 bucks on this project.
This is a couple of pictures of other projects that I distressed earlier, but I did it the other way that I mentioned at the top. I used flat paint and used the linseed oil to seal them. I liked the way they turned out also. These are the supplies I used for most of the projects.
First before and after is a end table I have had for years.Sanded and ready for paint
This is the finished product. You can see the arm of the lazy boy chair that was teal blue, yes teal that I recovered with the painters slip cloth that come from Walmart that I mentioned above.
Another Project is my moms rocker that she rocked us in as baby's. I wanted to incorporate that in my projects because it was Green...
This is when I started it. I had already sanded right much on it by the time I remembered to take a picture.
I had painted it flat black and sanded it down, then painted it again.
This chair had some old cushions, I also recovered those with slip cloth. This slip cloth has covered everything and it was only 17 Bucks!