In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by. The fabric usually looked worn, and I didn’t want to dish out the money to have it reupholstered.
Then a few months ago, I tried my hand at painting the actual fabric. It turned out great!
So when my mom saw that a neighbor had left this outdated, peach number out on the curb, she scooped it up and brought it home for me to work a little magic on.
I started by vacuuming it out and dusting it off.
Next, I took some sanding blocks and lightly scuffed up the feet of the chair and wiped them down.
I then grabbed some Plaster Paint in Pink Dreams, a good paint brush, some fabric medium, and a squirt bottle full of water. I used a 1:1:1 ratio of water, medium and paint. I went section-by-section and would squirt the section with water and then put 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 took some Silver Bling Plaster Paint and went over the feet of the chair three times. I then coated them in poly.
Last, I coated the entire chair in Plaster Paint’s Paste Wax and buffed it. After you have buffed off the wax, that is when it will soften and feel like a soft leather.
I love how cute it turned out, and I can’t wait to take a picture of my little niece in it!
Head over to yesterday’s post to see how I made this No-Sew Pillow to go with it ( and enter the giveaway)!
Make sure you head over to check out my Painted Vintage Chair!