From Ragged to FAB!

I picked up this chair to use Heirloom Traditions Paint's new FAB product on it. Its a fabric primer & sealer. YES, You can paint fabric. No diluted paint, spray bottle or waxing. You just prime the fabric with FAB & once dry...paint the fabric. Oh, and ONE coat is all it took!
I had plans of hand painting some flowers on this chair but once I started painting with Heirloom's 'Irish Cream', the fabric reminded me of a white cable knit sweater. I just had to play into that look by painting a grain sack stripe with Heirloom's paint colors in 'Kingdom Gold' (which I darkened up with Black bean) & 'Espresso' (also darkened witn Black bean). The chair body was painted with 'Black Bean' & wet distressed. Sealed with Hemp Oil. One final coat of FAB over the fabric and its done!
Original fabric was dingy & dirty. It screamed "paint me pretty"!
One coat of FAB, let dry & one coat of paint.
Painted the body in HTP Black Bean, wet distressed & Hemp oil to seal.
Frog tape to make the grain sack stripes.
Was-Laa...from ragged to FAB!
The fabric is so smooth and pretty! Little firmer than original feel to the fabric but very durable.
I'm glad I went with these color for the stripes. Wanted it to be different than your every day grain sack stripped chair.
Perfect mix of textures.
Come sit!
This piece was done by Stephanie at Rehab to Fab!

Stephanie  Coon/Rehab to Fab
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  • Chey Chey on Aug 07, 2016
    Wow! That's beautiful! What is "wet distress" technique? Thank you for sharing.


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