I started by doing an eggshell crackle on the legs and wood base. Then came the fun part of selecting the upholstery fabrics. Yes, as in plural. There are a total of four fabrics on the chair: a toile, a stripe, a solid, and a check. Having an upholsterer who is happy to follow directions no matter how convoluted is the key to success. The stripe and the solid are both used for piping and the back is finished in the green and cream stripe.