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The Painted Fabric Chairs!

Yall, I am so excited to share this with you! These are my painted chairs! I painted the fabric on these and the wood and it was easy peasy! :) This is one of my favorite projects I have done lately! I would love to know what you think!
Time: 6 Hours Difficulty: Easy
Before & After!
Before & After!
Before - This is just so not me. :) I'm not into the flowery look at all!
Before - I didnt think this was to bad but I wanted them to match. So it got painted too!
This was what 1 coat of paint looked like. I sprayed the chair down with water to keep the paint from absorbing to much. I used 2 cups of latex paint, 2 cups of Textile Medium (Hobby Lobby - dont forget your coupon!) and 2 cups of water mixed together very well. I did 2 coats and then went to work on painting the wood.
This is after 2 coats of Primer (Zinsser Bulls Eye 123). Next up it's time for the paint!
Final product! I'm a very happy girl!
I added a coat of Minwax Polycrylic to seal it! What do you think?! I would love to hear your thoughts!

To see more: http://blissfullychicdiy.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-painted-chairs-painting-over-fabric.html

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  • Gerry Rust
    Gerry Rust United Kingdom
    That's good to know, maybe I'll try your method next... I like chalk paint but it's not always the best - it depends on the project - but it's definitely worth trying. Thanks for the compliment, especially as you are obviously very talented yourself!
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  • Connie Nikiforoff Designs
    Well done :-) Nice new look that I'm sure is more 'you' :-)
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  • Peggy Johnson
    Peggy Johnson Lewiston, ID
    Very impressive I had no idea painted fabric could come out so well. Great job!!!
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  • Sheila
    Sheila Jacksonville, FL
    I love this and I love to paint almost anything. So I will be doing this. I have a chair that I keep covered so off the the cover and here comes the paint. Only one question, will the paint eventually wear off from people sitting on it?
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    • Heather (Blissfully Chic DIY)
      I dont really think it will to tell you the truth. I've had my couch that I did 2 1/2 years ago and it still looks the same today as it did then. We use it as our main couch. :)
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  • Ahut
    Love the chairs! I just painted couple going room chair. 1/1 latex paint and fabric medium. The chairs feel a bit tacky/rubbery. Will that change over time? I was thinking of heat setting it with an iron, but I'm scared it would mske the fabric stuff.
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    • Heather (Blissfully Chic DIY)
      Ahut So sorry for the delay! I was on vacation. I'm not sure why they would feel tacky? I've always diluted mine with water. Mine felt a little rough right after but never tacky. What kind of material is it?
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  • Ahut
    No worries! I think it's just cotton, but it has a bit of a design on it like the cream coloured one you painted. I never used that much water, that could be the problem. I wonder if I used 1//1/1 water, medium,paint for the third cost if it would make
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    • Heather (Blissfully Chic DIY)
      Ahut I would def try that! I think maybe it just wasn't diluted enough. I've seen that some people even give it a light sand in between. I think I would try the 1/1/1 mixture and if that doesnt
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  • Carol Tomlin
    Carol Tomlin Spencer, MA
    I'd like to paint a fabric chair for my bedroom. No one has mentioned how to put the paint on. I would guess a foam roller.
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  • Carol Tomlin
    Carol Tomlin Spencer, MA
    Thanks! I may try this. Yours came out so beautiful.
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