Project Painting Upholstered Furniture

We were fortunate to inherit a set of comfy chairs that I quickly covered in slip covers. Sadly this left the ottoman sticking out like a sore thumb in our living room. After much debate and one really sad DIY slip cover I decided to paint my furniture, just like Hildi Santo Tomas did on "Trading Spaces" a million years ago!
Painting Upholstered Furniture ... easier than you might think.
This is the before of our lovely floral project.
During- this is coat number one. It took a few but I am pretty sure it's because I was trying to cover a floral with a light blue.
Finally my after shot ... seriously it can't get any better than this. What a difference!
Jacque & Matt @ theDIYvillage.com
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  • Nell Nell on May 21, 2016
    painting upholstered furniture. Can I use this same method painting leather furniture?
  • Laura Rogers Laura Rogers on Jun 06, 2016
    What kind of fabric was this chair made of..and what type of paint did you use.
  • Mel J. D'Amato Lessard Mel J. D'Amato Lessard on Aug 12, 2016
    Hello..genius!! What type of paint did you use and have you painted on other fabric types? Thank You😊

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  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jun 19, 2016
    Hi Jaque and Matt Thanks for such a speedy response, is that what we British call eggshell water based, sorry for all the questions but I cannot believe the transformation of your stool, it looks incredible. I would have remade the covers and reupholstered it, so to have this share would make life so much easier, quicker and more cost effective. I can't wait to try this out thank you so much for sharing.
  • Mini Mo Mini Mo on Jan 05, 2017
    I AM inspired! I have a question ... has anyone tried it on Leather???? i have a burgundy leather couch that I I would like to change .. any thoughts plz....
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