I've seen painted chairs all over the internet. Actually Kristy at Hyphen Interiors did one a long time ago that I fell in love with. I had planned to try it, but could never find the right chair. Then when I did find the right chair I decided it needed to be reupholstered because there was a tear on the side. So I got an estimate, $300 bucks? OUCH!! Well, I went back to Kristy's tutorial I discovered Simply Spray, which is a fabric spray paint. She was doing a series about trying this as an alternative to her original method. They also make larger sizes for upholstery. I just had to try it, it looked easy enough. So I ordered 3 bottles in Caribbean Blue.
Would there be any hope for this worn chair that hadn't been upholstered since 1975?
and what would I do about the tear?
It took me 3 cans to do the front, it was really easy too. The only thing is the fabric that this chair has feels kind of stiff, but it felt stiff before so I'm not sure it is the paint.
Here it is!!! I'm so excited...
So the solution was to cover the sides with a great contrasting fabric. I ordered this wonderful fabric from Fabrics By The Yard on Etsy. It was super affordable and perfect for what I wanted.
I also had this pillow I picked up at Ross for $3.99, but I wanted to add some pizazz to it, so I sewed a rectangle and stitched it onto the pillow.
Project total: $118
Paint- on hand
Much better than $350. I'm happy.
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As you can see we're partying all week long. I probably need to go to link party rehab. Oh well, grab a martini and join us....Monica