THE CAPTAIN AND HIS SOLDIERS PT2 - union jack painted upholstery







After painting the frames of these vintage 80's dining chairs, I custom painted the seats with a union jack flag.







The fabric I used is drop cloth available at your local paint
 store. I have ran it through the washer before stapling it into
 place on the seat. The green you see above is painters tape / frog tape.



I tested many different fabric paints, in the end the cheapest 
craft paint worked great. Annie Sloan's chalk paint can be 
used for painting upholstery with the same results.


Painting a thick layer on fabric does leave a
horribly rough texture, however


when you sanded it, it leaves the painted areas soft to the 
touch and looking like denim. This is exactly the look I wanted.



You may have to play with the pattern a bit to 
work with the angle of the seat.

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I used artist brushes and kept the brush strokes angled 
away from the edges to help avoid bleeding.


Above you can see the navy is sanded but the red has not been yet.


RED IS SANDED                             RED IS NOT SANDED



I even put a painted sample through the washing machine and it came out perfect.



I did screw up the pattern here.
Can you see where?



THE CAPTAIN AND HIS SOLDIERS Part 1 
Painting the red frames of can be found here


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