I did it ....
I painted a whole chair from the frame to the upholstery.
Everybody else is doing it why not me.
Okay seriously I have painted fabric before but just not to this scale.
I also had not found the right piece to do it with.
I purchased the chair at a second hand store and it was solid and the upholstery was all intact,
however the seat fabric had large water marks on it.
So a painting I went ...
I used FRENCH LINEN on the frame and OLD WHITE on the fabric and trim.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colors.
The fabric did need 3 coats with a brush because it is porous but it's super smooth now like leather.
This fabric was very heavy weight and took the paint better than any I have worked with in the past.
Velvet sucks the paint in like crazy I don't advise painting it unless you like spending money.
Drop cloth is rough when you paint it but you can sand it smooth.
I learned this time around to paint the upholstery first before the frame.
Do as I say not as I do!
The wood frame has straighter edges than the fabric and nail heads so it's easier to trim that second.
And YES I waxed it once it dried!
Same procedure, apply wax, remove excess, then buff.
I am very excited about the possibilities in the future, however I don't think I would
want to paint a piece that you might want to lay on such as a sofa or love seat.
I think this is best saved for occasional chairs and dining chairs.
This french linen and old white chair is listed on the SHOWROOM page with price and dimensions.
If you live locally and want to see or touch it because you have considered trying it yourself
I have taken it to THE PASSIONATE HOME for everyone to see.
It is still being sold privately through myself so contact me directly.
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