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From Ragged to FAB!

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I picked up this chair to use Heirloom Traditions Paint's new FAB product on it. Its a fabric primer & sealer. YES, You can paint fabric. No diluted paint, spray bottle or waxing. You just prime the fabric with FAB & once dry...paint the fabric. Oh, and ONE coat is all it took!
I had plans of hand painting some flowers on this chair but once I started painting with Heirloom's 'Irish Cream', the fabric reminded me of a white cable knit sweater. I just had to play into that look by painting a grain sack stripe with Heirloom's paint colors in 'Kingdom Gold' (which I darkened up with Black bean) & 'Espresso' (also darkened witn Black bean). The chair body was painted with 'Black Bean' & wet distressed. Sealed with Hemp Oil. One final coat of FAB over the fabric and its done!
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
Original fabric was dingy & dirty. It screamed "paint me pretty"!
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
One coat of FAB, let dry & one coat of paint.
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
Painted the body in HTP Black Bean, wet distressed & Hemp oil to seal.
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
Frog tape to make the grain sack stripes.
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
Was-Laa...from ragged to FAB!
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
The fabric is so smooth and pretty! Little firmer than original feel to the fabric but very durable.
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
I'm glad I went with these color for the stripes. Wanted it to be different than your every day grain sack stripped chair.
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
Perfect mix of textures.
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
Come sit!
  • from ragged to fab, painted furniture
This piece was done by Stephanie at Rehab to Fab!

To see more: https://m.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/albums/941851515871492/?ref=bookmarks

Got a question about this project?

  • Terry
    Terry Jupiter, FL

    Very cool. I'm looking for something to paint now! ;-)

  • Lollie Yancey
    Lollie Yancey Sierra Vista, AZ

    What does the fabric feel like after painting?

  • Cheryl Hyslop
    Cheryl Hyslop Brookfield, WI

    Lovely job Stephanie. I've painted fabric using Annie Sloan chalk paint and method. Have you and if so, how do the two paints compare and is there any difference in cost? Your or anyone else's feedback would be greatly appreciated as I am getting

  • Christi
    Christi Newport, RI

    Great job!

  • Debby Weisman

    I have dining room chairs just old begging for your solution. Is Hemp oil actually oily so we can't sit on these chairs ?

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