Have you ever attempted to paint a fabric chair…on purpose? A couple months ago, I gave my kitchen nook a bit of a makeover. After adding a couple sliding barn doors, shiplap and fresh paint, this chair was in need of a new look too….
I had two options: a.) donate it to Goodwill or b.) try my hand at painting it. I figured let’s go for b! After all, what did I have to lose? And I’m so happy I did! There’s truly something therapeutic about painting fabric. This was such a simple and fun project…
HOW TO PAINT A FABRIC CHAIR WITH CHALK PAINT
Rustoleum Chalk Paint (Aged Gray)
Paint Brush (My favorite paint brush!)
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Step One: Clean thoroughly
Using hot soapy water, clean the entire fabric surface thoroughly.
Step Two: Paint chair
Paint the entire surface of your chair the color you have chosen for the base color. I chose Rustoleum Aged Gray.
Step Three: Tape & Paint
If you are wanting to add any lines to your chair, now is the time to measure those out. After the fabric has completely dried, tape off the base color that you want to keep…
Paint your accent color onto the exposed fabric. I ended up moving my tape around a little bit to get a thicker middle black line…
Once you get started on the lines, a pattern starts to form and it just gets easier…
Step Four: Remove tape
I found it easiest to remove the tape when it was still slightly wet.
Step Five: Touch up
Touch up any spots where the lines are not straight.
Step Six: Dry and Spray
Allow it to dry and spray thoroughly with a couple coats of Scotchgard (allowing it to dry between each coat).
And that’s it! So simple. Do you have a chair that you’re contemplating throwing out? Give this a shot! What do you have to lose? And maybe it will end up being your favorite chair in the house too. One that you can say, “I did this!”
And as you can see, this area definitely needed to be vacuumed (not my favorite thing to do 🙁 ). Let’s just not zoom in on these pics above. 🙂
Until next time,
Happy Building, Friend!!
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