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

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. #chair #chairmakeover #paintedupholstery #chalkpaint #stencil

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  • Courtney - March Orchard
    Hi Jill! I love what you did with the chair. It's gorgeous. By the way where did you get that beautiful chandelier?
  • Debora Brown
    Debora Brown Winnemucca, NV
    This in wonderful. Does the paint crack when you use the chair? That would be my only concern...
    • Jill F
      Jill F Covington, OH
      Debora Brown The paint will crack and wear like an old leather bomber jacket! It's wonderful! I thought it was holding up really well - I had it and used it for several months before I sold it at an event I set up shop at.
  • Amy
    Amy Erwin, TN
    wow.. I love it.. really pretty..
  • Nancy Hebert
    Nancy Hebert Hemphill, TX
    I wonder if I could do this with my recliner? I sit in it daily. How would it hold up? My recliner looks like the devel, but is still super comfy.
  • Accentuations! Sallie Homza
    Do you prefer Anne Sloan or something else? How funny! I bought my table at a barn sale last fall for...$2! coincidence! And we're both in Ohio. Great antique bargains here!
    • Jill F
      Jill F Covington, OH
      Accentuations! Sallie Homza I use Annie Sloan and I do love it. I have found out that it's really not all natural ingredients like it was said to be and that makes me sad. But
  • Accentuations! Sallie Homza
    It turns out that there is a place in Millersburg at an antique mall. It's about an hour away and I usually go out that way once or twice in the warm weather. When I do, I will get a quart and try it...then maybe I can let you know what I think!
  • Germaine Fraser
    Will painting vinyl chair in Paris Grey make the chair darker with clear wax ?
    • Kate Allen
      Kate Allen Westport, CT
      Germaine Fraser Hi, It depends on the wax you use. So, if you leave the chair just plain with either of the chalk paints mentioned, it will be a dull chalky finish. Not a bad look - it
  • Kate Allen
    Kate Allen Westport, CT
    You inspired me to paint a chair. I used Amy Howard's Selznick Gray paint (same quality as AS, but $10 a can less expensive) If you dilute whatever paint you use with water, the fabric will remain softer. So far so good with mine. I then used the same
  • Jill F
    Jill F Covington, OH
    Yay Kate Allen ! That's great :) I love how you can give furniture the look and feel of leather with this!
  • Kate Allen
    Kate Allen Westport, CT
    Thanks Jill! I love Amy Howard's products for this. She has now come out with new antique waxes. I just ordered them and am excited to try. K
  • Heather (The Wilson Farm)
    Gosh this is so pretty! I love the dipped look of the legs! I'm going to have to try that. I painted a couch about two years ago and still use it to this day. It still looks the same as the day I painted it. :) I love trying to make things beautiful on a
  • The Palette Blog by Unfolded
    Amazing transformation Jill! We <3 it!
  • Laurajean
    Laurajean Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    Thank you. Really nice job. Now that school had started, my waiting projects will resume as well. Perfect timing to find this post. I'm loving your rug too!!
  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Wichita, KS
    I had an old orange vinyl chair given to me and read a post on interest about chalk painting it and that chair was so beautiful that I had to try it. The day I started it I read through her blog one more time and was heart broken to find that her chair
    • Jill F
      Jill F Covington, OH
      Kathleen Mine did just fine for the weeks I had it in my home - my girls climbed all over it and sat in it all the time. I sold it at show I did - it hadn't shown the slightest
  • Sarah Ann Semsch
    Sarah Ann Semsch Andover, KS
    Thanks for responding and I will paint one again if I find one. They just are so amazing.
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