I still get quite a bit of traffic to the painted chair posts, so I thought those readers may want to see more of what painted upholstery looks like. Another reader sent me photos of her chair. Kara painted a faded chestnut brown wing back chair a dark espresso brown using my tutorial.
Here it is before and after.
Kara had one small change to the tutorial. She used a rigid brush (like for suede shoes) to brush the fabric rather than sandpaper.
When asked if it is is crunchy or hard, Kara said it’s definitely not crunchy hard. She described it like painted canvas.
Thanks for sharing, Kara! Check it out on her blog.
Note: At the bottom of the tutorial post, there are links to others who have tried this project. I’m not yet sure of a better way to organize that.