Reader Painted Two Wingback Chairs!

Bethany at Winkler Avenue painted not one but two wingback chairs using my tutorial.


Here they are before.  A nice textured cranberry fabric.


Amazing difference, huh?


She didn’t use latex, just acrylic paint, and did two layers.  She wrote a very thorough post on how it went.  So, be sure to check out her blog for all the nitty gritty details!

She may one day reupholster them, but for now, this was a nice $40 fix.  So, for the time being, it saved her $1200+.


What do you think?

I also stumbled across a fantastic article about painting upholstery written by Melissa Steele.  If you like doing a little extra research before embarking on a scary project, check it out.

In the article, she mentions Jacquard textile paint.  I have not used it, but would be curious if anyone has… is it any softer than our “painted canvas” feel that we get with this technique?


It appears they have a decent selection of colors, unlike the upholstery spray paints.  And, a number of art supply stores carry Jacquard products.  However, it’s more pricey than latex or acrylic that I recommend.


Here is a chair that Melissa painted with it.

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Have you painted a chair?  I’d love to see your chair projects!  Just email me from my contact page.



  1. Thank you so much for sharing my chairs, Kristy!!! =)

  2. So many great pieces…I’m checking out their blogs!

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