I bought this little chair at a yard sale, it was part of the typical 60's little girls French Provincial knockoff furniture that I think almost every girl had a piece of at one time or another. It was sturdy enough but the boring cream & gold paint was chipping off & tweed & metallic thread fabric on the seat was in bad shape.
I sanded it down then did a dry brush treatment with two different shades of gray paint I had on hand. I started with an uneven coat of the dark gray, again, dry brushing so that the coverage was pretty good but not solid (you could still see the original paint showing through in some spots). Next I did the same thing with the lighter gray, focusing on the areas where the original cream still showed through. After both these dried I did a final dry brush with Valspar's Asphaltum glaze & just worked it in unevenly. All of it was sealed with two coats of Minwax Polycrylic
The seat fabric was replaced with solid ticking in a unbleached natural color that I hand painted a "French grain sack" style design on with some black fabric paint I picked up at Micheal's for a couple bucks. I washed it after it dried so it had that old faded look to it like an actual grain sack would. It also softens the paint up a little. This chair is available at the Revamped Boutique inside Reminisce in downtown Paso Robles.