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Rococo Chair

Add a gilded touch to a classic French design.

To add a glamorous element to this feminine bergère chair, British paint authority Annie Sloan added some DIY gilding and paint. She started by painting the wood of the chair in Aubusson Blue, then applied gold leaf to the more intricately carved parts of the chair. The last step was to paint all over with Duck Egg Blue, wiping it off with a dry cloth and repainting sporadically, to achieve the desired amount of distressing.

See more from Annie Sloan's book, Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More, in our photo gallery.

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