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Painted upholstered chairs

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Over the summer, I paid $6 each for a set of chairs at an estate sale. The colors and pattern wasn't working with the rest of my home and I have plans to sew slip covers. But a spur of the moment decision was made to paint them when I was decorating for Christmas.

To see more: http://diyshowoff.com/2012/12/13/painted-upholstered-chair-tutorial-before-and-after/

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  • DIY Show Off
    DIY Show Off Pittsburgh, PA
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Since I didn't use fabric medium, @V Valencia, they have more of a vinyl feel...which I'm actually liking (no cat hair). In the link to my tutorial above, I share a link to another site that used fabric medium with good results too. Hope that helps!

    • Susy
      Susy Newcastle, OK
      on Oct 26, 2015

      @Phyllis tomelloso Right under her photos above, there is a link. It says To see more: Look up!

  • Heather (The Wilson Farm)
    Heather (The Wilson Farm) Monroe, NC
    on Apr 3, 2014

    These look wonderful! I love the final product, you did a wonderful job! I painted a couch about 2 years ago and we still use it daily and it still looks wonderful. I'm working on some chairs right now that I found at Goodwill! I love painting furniture (and the strange looks people give me when I tell them I paint couches and chairs) :) Here's a pic of my couch ( http://blissfullychicdiy.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-painted-couchyes-i-said-painted.html )

  • Sue@CountryDesignHome
    Sue@CountryDesignHome Wakefield, MA
    on Mar 31, 2015

    I really like the look of the finished chairs! And the matching pillows-very cool. For $6 and a little sweat equity, you've essentially got brand new chairs. Well done!

  • Susan burns
    Susan burns Saint Charles, MO
    on Jun 20, 2015

    Lov it but did h do anything where it look worn on the arms n seat

  • Susanroy36
    Susanroy36 Florence, MT
    on Mar 9, 2016

    Love your bravery. Very nice job.

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