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You CAN Paint a Vinyl Upholstered Chair! With AS Chalk Paint

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I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White to paint an old, tired looking, vinyl chair. I used a darling Laurel Wreath Stencil to detail the chair and waxed the whole thing with AS clear wax. I buffed the wax immediately after applying it to the chair. Then I added another coat of wax and buffed that too. Dipped legs added a fun detail too. makeover
For this old vinyl chair I used thinned down chalk paint to freshen it. I then use clear wax as a finish - buffing immediately as I put the wax on - working in small areas waxing and buffing both.
The legs were painted the same as the chair and then 'dipped' in grey paint.
The paint cracks a bit as it wears - but doesn't flake off - it wears like an old buttery leather bomber jacket! To see the amazing after come on over to the blog!

To see more: http://www.sewafineseam.com/2013/07/painting-a-vinyl-upholstered-chair/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Jul 24, 2013

    Do you think the paint will crack with wear?

  • Jill F
    Jill F Covington, OH
    on Jul 24, 2013

    The research I did says it will crack - like an old bomber jacket! But that was for a crushed velvet upholstered chair. I don't think this will crack like that will. It looks and feels like leather - and the one I saw in the blog post I looked at looked like old worn leather with the fine cracks of an old bomber jacket. I love it! This one hasn't cracked at all and it has been sat in quite a bit.

  • Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin
    Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin Bellevue, MI
    on Jul 24, 2013

    I didn't know this was possible. It sure turned out cute. Will be sharing on my FB page tomorrow:)

  • Jill F
    Jill F Covington, OH
    on Jul 24, 2013

    Awww, thanks Creative Cain Cabin! I love how it turned out :)

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 24, 2013

    It's lovely! What color was it before?

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