Not so long ago I painted an upholstered bench. Before that, I received this chair and thought an upholstered chair can be updated with paint. Then I got busy and put it on the back burner so to speak. Well, I finally decided I needed a chair in my guest room and this would work out at least for now. You know you see these chairs in all of the thrift stores and they do make a nice bedroom chair.
I started off by vacuuming the chair and stapling the material on the underside. Then I scrubbed it with soap and water and hosed it down. The sun dried it off.
The chair was in pretty good shape. There was one little spot on the upholstery that was worn. Since painting it the spot blends in. And the wicker needed to be glued in one little spot. There were also a few areas where the paint was flaking off. A light sanding took care of that.I would say almost anything can be updated with paint.Click To Tweet
After the prep work was done I started painting. The frame got painted first. I decided on a creamy white and it was very close to the original color. The chair got two coats of paint mixed with Poppie’s Furniture Paint Powder. I love this stuff.
Once the frame and wicker were painted, I started in on the upholstery. I sprayed it down with water and painted and painted and painted some more until there was no green upholstery left. To tell you the truth I lost count. I did water down the paint more than normal so that may be a factor. I personally prefer working with thin coats of paint.
When the fabric was finally covered and dry, I hand sanded it. And then waxed the chair. Both the frame and upholstery.
This is the fourth project I have done that involves painting fabric. You can start out small by painting a fabric mat or go all out and paint the detail of the fabric.
Whichever way you decide to go just remember an upholstered chair can be updated with paint. I would say almost anything can be updated with paint.
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