Monday, September 12, 2011

My "Painting Over Upholstery" Chair

I found this chair at an estate sale for $20 and new I could do something amazing with it but "channel" chairs are hard to upholster.  Then one day I came across this amazing blog www.hypheninteriors.com which shows that you can paint over upholstery with regular latex paint and a textile medium.  Yeehaw! 


Materials needed:
1 Quart of latex satin paint in the color of your choice
1 Spray bottle full of water
1 2 inch or smaller paint brush
Fabric medium (equal to the amount of paint that you use)
Acrylic craft paint in the color of your choice (should match the color of the Latex paint)
Sand paper in around a 180 grit



By following Kristy's directions I managed to make this dated chair into one of my favorite re-done chairs in my home.  Go here for her tutorial:
http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/03/painted-upholstery-process-revealed.html


 I used a deep charcoal satin paint from my local hardware store

 The old paint brush helped distribute the paint more evenly over the fabric and remember to paint the fabric with thin layers, don't glob it on.

This is how it looked after two coats and sanding the harder areas.
I painted the woodwork white, let it sit for a day then sanded the wood to give it that "chippy" finish.

This is the finished product and the little pillow I found at TJMaxx fit it perfectly! 

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23 comments:

  1. Wow, that turned out great! I love it. Fantastic color choices. Thank you so much for sharing your link with me. I love seeing readers' chairs! Great job!

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  2. Amazing and so darn simple! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. LOVE this idea! I'm going to try it!!!! Thanks for posting your find.

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  4. That's such a pretty chair! Thanks for linking to my party.

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  5. Amazing! I have two club chairs in our beach house that are CRYING OUT for this treatment. My weekend is planned....
    Cass

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  6. Thanks so much for your sweet comments. It really was quite easy to do. All the best!

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  7. I just bought a highback chair with the tackiest mauve fabric and I think it's an excellent candidate for this treatment. You've emboldened me, you clever woman!

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  8. No way. Beautiful.

    Great way to reinvent something on a budget. Love it.

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  9. Thanks a bunch Crystal, I appreciate that you love it :)

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  10. I have two wing back chairs I would love to try this, they are covered in velvet..will that take the paint treatment too? We thought about fabric dye but I'm just not sure.

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  11. MargieB... Kristy painted her velvet chair and it turned out stunning. Go to www.hypheninteriors.com and see her finished chair. I absolutely love it!

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  12. Just a heads up - mentioned your chair on my blog today! http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/09/all-in-one-spot.html

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  13. OMG! I love your chair!!! And the pillow!!!! Congratulations!! I can't wait to try Kristy's tutorial =D

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  14. @GabyThanks Gaby... Kristy's tutorial worked perfect for me :)

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  16. I just wanted to let you and your readers know that I posted your chair on my page with examples of painted upholstery! I linked right to you so they could find more information on your blog. Hope you don't mind.

    http://www.hypheninteriors.com/chairs

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  20. Is it stiff after you paint it?
    It looks great anyway!

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  21. i finally found a pair of loveseats that I absolutely love, except for the fabric. Can I paint brand new loveseats and not ruin the feel of the fabric, or am i crazy to think of painting over brand new loveseats and should be looking for some where the fabric works for me

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  22. Does the paint feel rough? Soft? Can it be washed incase if a spill or food soiling?

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