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Before & After 09.13.14

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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  • Janet Baack
    Janet Baack Le Mars, IA
    I loved what you did. I definitely am going to do this when the weather warms up. I have 2 wing back chairs with a small print which should look nice. What color of paint did you use?
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    • Heather (Blissfully Chic DIY)
      Janet Baack Thanks! I would love to see your pic's! It was just a dark gray that I found at Lowes on paint swatch and had it mixed. I've used it on these chairs, my desk top and the couch I painted. Pictures of all of these are on the blog. :)
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  • Mary
    Great idea. I read you mixed paint with fabric medium and water. So I think I just answered my own question. I'm guessing you used a spacer powered by a compressor. Is that correct?
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  • Couture Papier
    Couture Papier Cohasset, MA
    great idea....
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  • Gerry Rust
    Gerry Rust United Kingdom
    I would be really interested to hear how these hold up after some wear. I have tried painting a couple of chairs with chalk paint, some more successfully than others! I can do simple upholstery,( I recommend starting with a drop in chair seat - it's like
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    • Heather (Blissfully Chic DIY)
      Gerry Rust I painted a couch about two years ago and we use it everyday...like everyday. It gets lots of wear and it still looks the same as when I painted it two years ago. I've had great luck
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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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