While they painted, I worked on my semi-homemade coat rack. Hobby Lobby is keeping up with the typography trend and has some cute hooks with a number stenciled on them. They were half off, so I paid $2.50 for each. I also picked up a piece of wood to paint and mount them to. It was around $6.
I primed and spray painted the wood white. When it was dry, I distressed the edges with fine sandpaper. I have not had much luck achieving the distressed look by applying stain afterward. However, this time around I used a stain pen and just traced the outline of the wood. Then I rubbed it in with a paper towel. I think the stain pen tip gave me better control than a paintbrush dipped in stain. Here's how it turned out: