**3/24/11: Update: I have completed the chair and you can see it and a tutorial here.**
I bought textile medium to help the paint remain soft when applied to fabric. Mixed it with 2 parts paint.
I applied regular Valspar house paint (mixed with textile medium) to the pillow with a regular paint brush.
Here is the pillow.
I love the color! It worked well. I will have to let it dry for at least 24 hours, though. So far, it’s a tad rough feeling, but nothing that would stop me from sitting on it.
I learned to wet the fabric and water down the paint, then do two coats. This helps the natural sheen of the fabric to show through and makes it not so crunchy.
This may actually work! In a few days I’ll start on the chair! I think I’m still good with going for the whole chair! (Isn’t she pretty?)
What do you think?!
3/15 – Chair reveal is posted!