Jessica C
Jessica C
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Painted Velvet Chairs


We have had these velvet chairs for a number of years. I hated to get rid of them because they were in such good condition. The dated upholstery was my only issue with them. So, I decided to paint them and give them a new look.
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The chairs were clean, solid construction, and had no rips or tears in them.
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I used Rustoleum's Automotive spray paint designed for fabrics and vinyl. Each chair got two coats of paint, it took 3 cans to cover each chair.
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I had removed the skirts on the bottom of the chairs before painting, then added some decorative nickel nail heads after they were painted.
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I love how they look. They will have many more years of use in our home! More tips on the blog.

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  • Sam Bo
    on Aug 23, 2017

    Did you wet down the chair first? Can you give me specifics on how you did this. I've seen it done with chalk paint and I don't know what it involves with a can of spray paint because of the nap of the velvet. Thanks for any information. T
    hey turned out wonderful!

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  • Vonnie
    on Feb 21, 2015

    I love how these turned out. I am pretty new to dig stuff, but am 64 and been doing things on my own. The concept of painting a chair was totally foreign to me. I have a mauve chair that I love (except the color). Can you wash the cushion cover after painting? Thanks a lot for sharing this.

    • Jessica C
      on Mar 17, 2015

      @Vonnie Good question! I am not sure about washing the cushions. I think you could spot clean them without any problem, worse case scenario you may have to touch up the paint a bit. I don't think I would put the entire cushion in the washer though.

  • Vicki
    on May 20, 2016

    OMGoodness, I have almost same like your's that I got from my mom's. it came with ottoman. Same color velvet & i really did not want to donate it due to blue color that is not matching with my current colors. thank you for sharing. Now i can keep my mom's chairs to paint to match with the rest of my furniture. whew.

    • Jessica C
      on Aug 28, 2016

      That's a sweet story! So glad you are going to keep them and enjoy them.

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