A few weeks back, my parents were at an estate sale and picked-up this little guy for me.
I loved the shape, but the green velvet simply had to go. Since I am not one who sews, reupholstering that cushion was not going to happen, so I knew I had to make it over with paint.
I grabbed some Plaster Paint in Sweet Cream, a good paint brush, a squirt bottle full of water, and some fabric medium. I used a 1:1:1 ratio using paint, water, and medium.
I went section-by-section, squirting each area with water, and then putting on a coat of paint. I continued this until the whole chair was covered.
I let it dry for 2-3 hours, and then I went over it again with another coat making sure to get in under all of the gathered areas.
Once this dries, do not be alarmed that your chair will feel really rough and crunchy.
Next, I took a sanding block and went over the entire chair lightly, which will remove some of the crunchiness.
I then worked some Paste Wax into the material and buffed it — which made it softer. Painting velvet will never be quite as soft as a normal flat material, but it is still soft enough to sit on comfortably.
I then painted the wood with Plaster Paint’s Flannel, and once that was finished, I dry-brushed some Sweet Cream over the Flannel to give it some depth.
I then sealed it using Plaster Paint’s Paste Wax and buffed it.
Head over to see my first painted chair here
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