I’m embarrassed to say I’ve had this ugly chair sitting in my bedroom for months. I bought it last summer and everyday I get up and think I’m going to make that beautiful….when I have time. I finally had a day off this week and decided that I couldn’t look at it any longer. So today I’m going to show you how I paint fabric with Annie Sloan paint.
I’ve debated how I was going to refinish it for quite awhile. I have a boatload of fabric stashed away and I’m fully capable of sewing a new cushion and reupholstering. In fact I posted about it here. But honestly I knew that painting the fabric would be faster and I wanted to get it done. I was VERY skeptical about painting fabric until I painted my patio cushions last summer, you can read about that here. They are exposed to the elements year round and still look great. So I figured GAME ON!
I started out by painting all of the wood and caning with Annie Sloan Pure White. On a side note this is the one and only color of ASCP that I’m not crazy about. I LURVE all of her other colors but Pure White always seems to give me trouble. It seems to always come out “chunky” not smooth. I knew I was going to do some distressing though so I didn’t let it bother me this time. Any who, use Pure White at your own risk and if you have tips about using it please feel free to comment below.
I then moved on to the fabric. I decided on Duck Egg because I wanted a good contrast to the white and because I have lots of it in my house already. Since I am planning to keep this chair (at least for now) I need it to fit in with the rest of my house.
There’s this tiny bit of piping that goes all around the bottom of the chair so I used a small brush to paint it. It’s the little things that make all the difference in my opinion.
I stepped back to take a look and could hardly believe the difference in this chair. The fabric looks as though I completely reupholstered it and I didn’t. It’s paint people….PAINT!
I tried to take several up close pictures so you can get an idea of how good it really looks.
Now for the feel. I waxed the entire chair, fabric and all because it’s going to stay inside and I read on Pinterest lately that waxing the fabric would make it feel like leather. Well that’s the truth it really feels like soft leather. No kidding! I also gently buffed it and now it has a sheen to it too.
So there you have it. Do you have something in your home that needs a facelift? Go ahead and give it a try! You can paint fabric and get great results!
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