How to Glitter Upholstered Furniture With Out Cracking or Chipping

Debi Beard
by Debi Beard
I found this chair at my local swap meet, it had a beautiful shape but dated 1980's upholstery...
I began by covering the chair in a mix of DIY Paint, diluted with water.
The paint I used had no acrylic or latex, it's a clay based paint that will sink into the fibers of the fabric and work like a dye.
It covered in a single coat, the print is gone now :)
I used Sandy Blonde, use a shade that is close to the color of glitter you plan to use.
Next mix up your glitter with your decoupage medium, Mod Podge or DIY Clear Patina will work great for this.
Choose a very fine grit glitter and mix it into your decoupage medium, approx 50/50 ratio. Make sure it's mixed well, no clumps or pockets of dry glitter.
Check out my quick and fun video, it will walk you through the process step by step.
You will need about three coats of the glitter/ patina mixture
The final step is to add a top coat of patina without any glitter mixed in.
For more details, photos and links to purchase the materials and tips that will make this project a success, read my blog post. I post new tutorials weekly!
I'm happy with the way this turned out, my first attempt was not so great, I tried painting the chair with glue and throwing glitter at it.. huge mess, clumpy patchy look and glitter every where!
This is me showing you the "bend-ability" and how the glitter stays on! If you liked this project, I would love it if you checked out my blog for a lot more fun projects! I upload new videos to my youtube channel weekly :)
Debi Beard
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Michael Mitchell Michael Mitchell on Nov 16, 2020

    G L O M O U R !

    I'm impressed! So witty. The use of materials is smart. (God bless Martha Stewart). And the tiny rhinestones are a stroke of genius. You've inspired me. I'm thinking copper glitter, copper leaf and copper ball chain. For Him.

    I think that would suit the Prince to your Princess, don't you think?

  • Sylvia Laura Ranyak Sylvia Laura Ranyak on Mar 02, 2021

    Love love your idea and for making your video fun thank you for sharing, can’t wait to use your technique.