It's was simple to create a distressed look using cheap push together furniture. I painted it a rust colour using acrylic paint and then when it was pretty much dry I coated it with a layer of blue paint, making sure that I left some parts uncovered. The check effect, to complete the country look, was done with a little piece of checked paper, stuck then completely covered with PVA glue to protect it. A couple of interesting buttons from my button box made two cute plates. Simple but fun and just right for a cheeky looking bear.