Here's the finished product, now let me walk you through it.
Painting An Upholstered Bed
In this tutorial, I painted my upholstered bed using what I had an only two supplies! I followed a tutorial, but found that my fabric responded differently and so I had to take a few extra steps!
Finished Product of the Painted Headboard
Here's the color of the fabric prior to painting it.
Here's what I used! Martha Stewart Fabric Medium and Martha Stewart Craft Paint. I got a 2" brush. I also mixed these in an old tupperware and added water to the mixture. The craft paint is "Beach Glass". The brush is a Wooster, but I think any would have worked.
The fabric medium recommends 2 parts paint, 1 part fabric medium but the tutorials I read online suggested 1 part paint, 1 part medium, and 1 part water. That's what I did. I didn't have enough paint to try it the other way.
The first couple of coats came out very splotcy. I was trying to use a very light color over a very dark color. It probably would have been better the other way around. Also, the paint just soaked in very very easily into the fabric.
Keep layering on the paint
It was way more coats than I wanted to do, but they later ones were really easy to apply.
Feeling like I'd never get it perfect, I called it quits here.
Here's the final product.
Really brightens up the room!
I am happy with how it came out!