diy, Furniture Refinishing, Uncategorized

Restoration Hardware Copycat Finish

I’m so excited to bring you this quick Restoration Hardware copycat tutorial! RH is an upscale home furnishings store that has a coveted style unlike any other.

The finish I’m showing you today is a 5 step process and while time consuming, gives you a gorgeous finish. So let’s get started.


  1. Chalk paint- I used waverly’s “Mineral” 
  2. General Finishes winter white glaze effects  
  3. General Finishes van dyke brown glaze effects.
  4. High Performance top coat in flat. 
  5. Paint brushes & foam brushes. 
  6. Lint free paper towels

The first step is to thoroughly clean your piece & remove all hardware. I prefer to use liquid TSP to remove any dirt and oils from the surface. 

 Next, apply at least two coats of chalk paint to your piece. 

Amazing coverage in just one coat!

Two coats- perfection!

After letting your second coat of paint dry, we will take our winter white glaze effects and do a white wash treatment. I won’t cover this too much here as there are tons of amazing videos on white washing if you’re unsure if this step. Basically, you will dip your paint brush. Wipe most of it off. Lightly brush on the paint using random strokes until you achieve the look you’re going for. Personal preference is key! No right or wrong so get creative! You’ll want to focus on the “high points” here hitting the edges and avoiding the crevices. Basically the opposite of glazing. 

Now if you like this look alone you can stop here and add your top coat once it’s dry but my customer wanted a brown glaze. I’m so glad that’s what she wanted because I think it added that little something it was missing. Either way for our next step we will apply our high performance top coat and let dry before moving on to the next step. 

Now we are going to get out our van dyke brown glaze and this time we are going to apply the glaze generously (you want your brush fairly full of product but not dripping) to the surface and focusing heavily on the nooks and crannies. Wipe away the excess with a clean, lint free towel. 

Side by side comparison of with and without glaze applied
It gives it an aged look without having to distress

Our last step is to top coat once the glaze has dried and that’s it. We are done. Now for the final reveal…

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! These nightstands are just to die for! Please drop a comment below if you have any questions or any ideas for my next tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!



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