If my directions are confusing...there are tons of links on you tube on how to distress. I just played around with different furniture pieces until I found out which look I like the best :) Have fun!
Blue paint of your choice ( I used a latex semi gloss)
foam paint brush
rags or paper towels
150 and 60 grit sand paper
hand held sander
1. I used the 60 grit sand paper to remove the top layer of varnish off the chair. It was really time consuming but since it is winter I did not want to break out the liquid stripper and stink up the house. Wipe off the dust.
2. Paint the entire chair the desired blue working with the grain of the wood :)
3. Let it dry for 24 hours ( I mean it...lol)
4. Use hand sander and 150 grit paper to sand of the paint in strategic areas. Wipe chair down.
5. With the sponge brush apply a layer of 1/2 stain and 1/2 glaze mixture over the entire chair. Let it sit a few minutes. (It is a chore getting it to mix but once it does it is easy to work with.
6. With a soft cloth wipe off excess stain mix... I liked it heavier around the distressed areas.
7. Let sit 72 hours :) Then apply a wax to the chair following manufacturers directions and safety directions. Then buff it with a soft cloth. VIOLA!
Below is the picture of the chair in her new home.. my daughter's bathroom. We named her Lucy... don't ask me why we named a chair! It just seemed the right thing to do at the time :)