Reader Chair Advice

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A reader asked me about refinishing her chair in a Restoration Hardware painted look.

Here is the type of chair that she is wanting to refinish.

Here is video on my Blue Egg Brown Nest Channel. This one is called, “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tutorial-The Weathered Wood Look”

You can do this technique with any color. If you want a dark, more brown pain, then use that.

Now, regarding the fabric. This chair will be a bit tricky. It looks like Dear Reader can unscrew the cushion and staple gun new fabric on the seat. You can do this! As for the back of the chair, it will take a skilled upholsterer, but should not be too pricey. I would recommend painting the chair BEFORE getting your piece upholstered.

Here a few of the chairs that I have painted and/or upholstered.

There are so many looks you can play with in regards to fabric.

White-Washing Tutorial on a FLAT surface now on YouTube


Some of you mentioned that you could not see the video I posted last week of my personal update. Others were able to see it. I post all these on YouTube so you can just go to my channel or plug in Blue Egg Brown Nest on YouTube to see!

My White-Washing Tutorial is now up and what makes it a big different than my Weathered Wood Tutorial is that I did this technique on a flat, wood surface and it does work if you play with the paint. Originally, I thought you could only do the white-washed look w/ a textured wood like oak so that the paint would seep into the crevices and sit on the higher parts. I wanted to try the look on a smooth surface as I’ve shown here.

PS, the video is not edited and I showed most of my process so it’s a bit long FYI.

Here are some stills of the same transformation…