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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3 comments:

  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!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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

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