Monday, May 21, 2012

From Dull to Dazzling-Painting Upholstery

I bought these chairs last year on Craigslist. They matched my quilt in my bedroom and they were okay. While hubby is gone, I decided to redo the bedroom a little. I bought a new quilt with beautiful tones of blue. I decided the chairs just weren't doing it anymore. Since I painted my first chair a while ago, I decided to try the other technique from Kristy at Hyphen Interiors. You can find that tutorial Here. I used the dark teal the blue mixed equally to get a beautiful marine blue that is in my quilt. These chairs have a velvety feel and the spray paint with a some water covered really well and the chair texture was virtually unchanged after a little sanding and just running your hand and a wet sponge over them.  I love the color.
These are the 2 colors I used

The bottom is done with the new and you can see the contrast
Here is one done side by side
Another shot

I love the new color, much more eye-catching than the old dull blue. I have since painted the wood white and distressed it using ASCP.



 I hope you like and try this technique because it is awesome.

18 comments:

  1. I do love this technique. I just have to look for something I can paint :)

    Beautiful redo!

    xoxo
    Myric@Petites Passions

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  2. They look fantastic. I'm in the middle of a project using the simply spray fabric spray paint in the same color. I'd love if you shared these at my furniture party http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/05/furniture-friday-16-and-features.html
    xo....mONICa

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  3. Your chairs came out great. I have heard of this fabric spray and wanted to try it...thanks for the tutorial. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back. Thanks, http://smallholdings.blogspot.com
    Thanks, Sherron

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  4. These are amazing!! Love the colors just beautiful! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  5. Wow, great job! I love how it all turned out. So glad I found your blog.

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  6. LOVE this! I have a big throne chair with mauve textured upholstery which is screaming for this makeover. I'll try to duplicate your fantastic success with this paint. Watch out, I'm going for it!

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  7. That color is awesome! Looks so good. What do you think of the texture? Is it softer? What technique do you prefer?

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  8. What an awesome chair! I love the make-over. Looks great. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!

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  9. I just wanted to let you and your readers know that I posted your chairs on my page with examples of painted upholstery! http://www.hypheninteriors.com/chairs

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  10. Love the color and I LOVE the chairs! Hope you will link it up to our party this week.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-fridays.html

    Jen

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  11. Well I wouldn't have dreamed you could do that in a million years. I love your after shots,...the white really makes the blue pop. Or maybe the blue really makes the white pop. Whichever, it looks great. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  12. Those look fabulous! What a fun thing to do to bring the chair alive again!! Awesome! Thanks so much for entering this into the Project Pinterest Challenge. Good Luck!
    Jill
    twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

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  13. These look amazing! What a wonderful transformation.. and soo clever. Thanks much for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  14. I have seen this done in another post and it is so intriguing. Makes me wish i had something that I wanted to paint. Guess I will have to hit the flea market so I can give this a whirl. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
    p

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  15. Wow, the chairs look fabulous! I can't believe they make spray paint for fabric. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day :)
    Michelle

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  16. I have two red couches that my kids have destroyed with various bodily fluids over the years, but I adore the shape of the couches...I wonder if this could work on a larger scale...

    Thanks for sharing. You've inspired me to "think outside the slipcover"...

    I'm featuring your post tonight at Creative Juice, and sharing at Pinterest...

    Have a lovely week, Kelli!
    Nicolette

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  17. Are the blue chairs velvet? I have two red velvet chairs I want to paint and I'm wondering if the paint makes them feel rough. Did you do anything to prevent the rough feeling....paintbrush, sanding, water? Any tips would be a great help!
    Renae

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  18. You posted without a reply email so I have to answer here. They are that velvety feeling material but not real velvet.If you use the spray paint that I used above they stayed soft. If you follow the links in the post to hypen interiors, she actually painted her chairs of the same fabric and used a little sand paper and said that they were still soft, a little stiffer, but still soft.

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