Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Desk Chair-Painted Fabric

When I saw this chair I knew it would be perfect to paint.  I loved the style & the round upholstered seat.  My intentions where to reupholster the seat but once I looked it over I realized it would be more work harder than I thought.  

(70's fabric, anyone?)

I had a fantastic desk & it needed a chair so I really wanted to finish this one quickly.  I knew the fastest way was to paint the fabric.  Everyone is so fascinated by painting fabric.  It is so easy.   

I used American Paint Company's Lincoln's Hat, a true black.  American Paint Company Paint is all natural, zero VOC,  and eco-friendly.  Safe to use in your home!
I added some water to the paint, about 50/50.  This paint is so thick!  Adding the water helps the paint seep into the fabric so it doesn't feel stiff & crunchy.   

The frame of the chair was painted with American Paint Company's Navajo White.  A great white without being too white or too creamy.  I was too lazy to remove the seat so I just taped off the frame when I painted the seat. 

 I sealed the seat with 2 coats of Top Coat.  The seat feels smooth without being stiff.  

It looks perfect with my desk!

Love the frame on the back, reminds me of a hot air balloon!

American Paint Company offers an all natural, zero VOC, eco-friendly, and solvent free paint. 

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  1. Jill that chair came out sooooo fabulous. This is such a wonderful and inspiring post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us today!


  2. We loved it! You are featured this week at Ivy and Elephants. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!