My opulent wood carved settee with french damask fabric was not always so pretty. In the beginning it was dark, dated and red velvet is not my favorite.
(isn't it dreamy?)
This was actually a lot of work the first step was to spray paint the entire piece silver. ( kept looking over my shoulder waiting to be arrested by the antique furniture police) The second step was to dry brush over the silver using the color chateau by Behr. The third step ( and the hardest) was to distress the entire piece. I didn't like the way sandpaper looked so I used steel wool. I went through so many pieces the stuff just disintegrates over all the wood details. I also don't think my hand has fully recovered either.