May 19, 2011

Painted Upholstery - Part 1

Kristy from Hyphen Interiors wrote a post about painted upholstery. I stumbled apon it late one night while I was blog surfin' as soon as I saw the post I knew I was going to do one. In fact I already had an ugly pink wing back chair sittting on my front porch. A neighbor had sat it on the curb for heavy trash pick up and I asked her if I could have and if there was anything wrong other than the worn out fabric, my orginial thought was reupholster it. My neighbor also told me she had gotten rid of another chair the exact same condition and color the week before. I was so sad I could have had two of them! Luckily I spotted another neighbor who grabbed the previous chair, my plan is to show said neighbor how great this project turned out and beg for the chair because it's just sitting on her front porch as well, finger crossed!!

I followed Kristy tutorial exactly how she wrote it! I must say she started something here now I want to paint everything!! It hasn't rained in Houston in threee long months and the week I decide to start it finally rains, so I only got the first step done and here it is what do you think? My next post will show how amazing it looks finished!

Here it is after the second coat of latix paint. It's still kinda wet which is why it's so dark.

This is with the legs painted white.

Sorry I have not had any time to edit my pictures so these are straight from the camera. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs. J


  1. Wow, I think it looks awesome!! Love the purple. I'm dying to see more photos of it! Great work! Do you love it? How does it feel? Does it look just as fabulous in person? Yay! Thanks so much for sharing the link!! Let me know if you post more pics or just email them to me!!

    Oh, and I'm from Houston myself!

  2. I put your link at the bottom of my chair tutorial!

  3. Thanks Kristy I looove it too! I actually don't think the pictures do it justice. It is a little stiff but not uncomfortable at all. I figure after we sit in it and break it in it will be fine. I used almost 3 whole bottles of the fabric softner. I will email you some more pics this evening!

  4. This is a great idea! Again another masterpiece. I love how you can salvage anything and turn it into a beautiful useful tool :)

  5. It looks fabulous!!! I'm considering painting a few of my chairs, can't wait to see the finished product!


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