Here are many examples of painted upholstery.
Below you will see:
- Photos of my chairs
- Photos of other successes (from readers) using my method
- Photos of success using other methods
If there is a blog connected to the project, there will be a link above the images. That way you can get more information. Enjoy!
In rooms. More photos can be found on the Tour page.
Updated photos of my chairs from May 2012 can be found here, so you can see how they look after 15 months.
SUCCESSES USING MY METHOD
Thank you all for being inspired and willing to give it a try! There are some great transformations below. The text above the image tells who created it. Some are links to complete blog posts they did on the process and their experience.
What a great way to upcycle! Drop them a line letting them know what a great job they did. I will be updating these often. Feel free to send me photos of your painted chair or links to projects that you know about that are not listed here.
2 Bees in a Pod (Great tips.)
Reader Without a Blog – Pink to Yellow on Pinterest
A Reader Without a Blog – On Her Facebook
Thrift and Thriftability (she did not use fabric medium)
Simply Blissful Photography (after is first)
I wanted to be sure to show other ways to paint upholstery, as it may be helpful as you do your research. Note: I did an entire series exploring Simply Spray Upholstery Paint. Check it out if you are interested in fabric spray paint as the posts will answer many of your questions.
Besa GM – No fabric medium
4 The Love of Wood – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax
The Decorologist – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax
Sew a Fine Seam – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Rustic Pig – Painted Leather using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
DIY Showoff. Without Fabric Medium.
Fine and Handy. Primer and paint. Just for a prop.
The Land of Color. Paint, Sand, Wax for Leather Look.
Johnny in a Dress. Vinyl spray paint.
A Pinterest Addict. Tulip spray paint.
Bella’s Crafty Mom. Tulip spray paint.
Designing with Dimes. Sprayed rite dye.
Not Just A Housewife. So Soft fabric paint.
Kara Paslay. Rit dye.
Better After. Simply Spray.
The Sassy Pepper. Simply Spray.
I wanted to be sure to show that it doesn’t always go well. Here are fails that I know about.
Me and My DIY (painting didn’t work, so she reupholstered)
If you’ve painted a chair or seen a painted chair in blogland that is not on this list, please send me a link or photos in email! firstname.lastname@example.org