**(The FINAL reveal with the legs painted and some nail head trim is posted on a new entry for 3/21/11. Don’t miss it!)**
So… guess what… I painted the whole chair!
The wing back chair started out like this (in the photo is the first pillow that I painted):
Two coats later and it looks like this:
There are some visible paintbrush strokes from certain standpoints depending on the lighting, but it’s not too bad. I’m happy with it. (Note: Visible strokes taken away on final reveal.)
It’s mildly coarse, like a slightly coarser fabric, but not sand papery. It’s fine to sit on, especially if rubbed in the direction of the grain.
Another view just after it was done, but before we put it back in the bedroom.
Cost: $60 for the chair, $15 of fabric medium, $15 of paint (only used 1/4 of a quart) for a total of $90.
Sure, new upholstery would be awesome, but who can beat $90 for a teal blue chair that matches the color of the inspiration photo. (The actual real life color almost matches the inspiration photo from Lonny Magazine perfectly.)
Yay! What do you guys think? Would you ever paint upholstery?
Now, the urgent question is… to paint the legs or leave them brown?
Participating in link parties at A Diamond in the Stuff, Primitive and Proper, Dittle Dattle, Type A Decorating, Stuff and Nonsense, Shabby Nest, At The Picket Fence, Fench Country Cottage, Remodelaholic, and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
Update 3/19/11: The FINAL REVEAL is now posted. It shows the chair after I put on another coat of paint, painted the legs white and put some nail head trim on it! You have to see this!
The process/ how-to post will be on Wednesday.