Below are a few new chairs, a sofa and an ottoman that were painted by readers, using my method. Enjoy!
And, if you are curious about other methods, Thursday is week three for my series on Simply Spray – find out if it works, what it works best on and what its limitations are!
Me and Jilly. This is their second painted upholstery project. The first was the floral chaise gone neutral. These chairs turned out just as great! She said, “the painted fabric becomes almost vinyl-like, making cleaning it a snap.”
Oak Ridge Revival. She reported that the toughest part was getting into the creases. She worked it in with her hands. Be prepared to get messy!
Reader Without a Blog (Hannah). This reader said “the only thing that I did differently was to spritz on the last coat with a regular spray bottle. The brush just wasn’t getting an even enough coat. Perhaps it had to do with the nubbiness of my fabric, or how dark it originally was. I did think an unexpected plus was that the fabric tightened up a bit. Again, this may have been due to the thickness of the fabric.”
From another reader without a blog (Carolyn). She said she spent about $25 (3 quarts) in paint (with some paint left over) and $21 for fabric medium. With $20 for the couch, still well under $100 for the couch total.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the new painted chairs. Be sure to check out the new page on my blog that has them all in one place. Let me know if you’ve tried this or if you see chairs out in blogland that I should add to the list of examples!