Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Parlor Chair Makeover - Painted Upholstery

Have you ever thought about painting upholstery fabric?
I hadn't, hadn't even given it a thought really.
I've had this cute parlor chair for over 5 years.  I bought it with the intention of reupholstering one day.
Well that never happened, but I did do the next best thing.
Paint!
Instead of the not so pleasing harvest gold, she is now the perfect shade of cottage white.
It's amazing what a little latex paint can do.
I didn't add any fancy fabric painting additives to my paint.
Just used it straight out of the can.
It took 3 coats of paint to cover completely.
This fabric took the paint really well,  the new texture is similar to canvas.

Given the chance, I'd paint fabric again.
Would you try it?

7 comments:

Ruth said...

I never knew you could do that! I've seen pictures painted on fabric, but not painting the whole thing a different color. Very interesting! And kind of amazing!

Cerri said...

I hadn't really thought of that, but would absolutely give it a try. Your chair looks great!
Cerri

Miss Gracie's House said...

I love it...the wood just pops now...I tried painting a velvet-type fabric...it didn't work so well...yours looks like it worked much better. Maybe, I'll try it again:)
Rene'

~~Rhonda said...

I like the way your chair turned out! Good job! I painted a wing chair last year, with interior latex. It was a print fabric. I painted over it with a nice yellow. Worked well! The paint makes the fabric stiff, like stiff canvas. Here's a picture.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/christmasnotebook/6457871153/
I'll do it again, if I find the right piece of furniture.
~~Rhonda

Monica said...

I just stumbled upon your lovely blog through a pinterest post. And I am officially your 301st follower :) I never had any idea that you could just paint fabric -- very interesting

Elise - Brocante Prulletjes said...

oh wow it looks really great! Job well done !

Lori said...

What a fun idea!! Have to try this!!