So, as you can see in my story boards (design boards), I really want to put a bright teal blue wingback chair in our master bedroom.
However, I’ve only found one or two online that are for sale. And, they cost $1000-2000. Over my budget. I could re-upholster an old chair. That will cost around $550-750 once I buy the chair, fabric and pay for the actual upholstery job. Still pricey for my current budget, though worth it if you didn’t mind the price tag! So, I thought of a possible cheaper solution.
That brings me to today’s post. Have you ever painted upholstery?
Some people have! Check this one out.
Here it is before:
Not too bad. She said it’s more for looks as it’s a little crunchy feeling. I’m alright with that if it saves a ton of money… I think.
Or, how about this one:
I love how she painted the back a chocolate brown and the front an ivory. Then, she stenciled over the front. I think it looks fabulous.
I’ve heard of it being done with latex water based paint mixed with a fabric medium.
Should I go for it?
I want something like this from Lonny magazine in the end:
Isn’t it AMAZING?!
What are your tips/ thoughts?
Note: See my first attempts at painting in March 12th’s post. And, the reveal on March 15th’s post.