Let’s welcome Michelle today. She is going to share about a project fail. She tried painting a chair! Didn’t go so well. Michelle, take it away.
Have you read Kristy’s awesome painted upholstery tutorial? Of course you have.
Were you inspired to tackle a painted upholstery project yourself? I was.
How hard could it be? The steps seemed easy. I loved the result. I can totally do this.
I posted on my personal facebook status that I was painting a chair. My best friend commented asking “Who did I think I was? Thinking I could paint anything.”
I’m a blogger. Have you see my other chair make-overs? It couldn’t be harder than ripping out 1 million staples…
I purchased a $15 wingback from my local Salvation Army. I grabbed Kristy’s tutorial and went to town.
After three coats, I had this hot mess of a chair….
The chair was blotchy and pretty crusty. It looked like a bad version of acid washed blue jeans. Not exactly a hot design trend.
I’m not sure what went wrong. The light grey paint may not have been the best idea with the dark chair. I may not have used enough fabric medium. All I know is that this chair is toast.
Slip cover anyone?
Be sure to stop by Decor and the Dog in the future and look for a slip cover tutorial. Hopefully it has a happier ending!
Any other chair painting failures out there? Maybe I’ll start a support group…
Thanks so much for sharing about your experience with the chair. I kind of liked the before color. Ha! I’m so glad other people also have project fails. I know I do! Have you? What was your biggest fail?