Painting fabric is something I always wanted to do. I’ve seen gorgeous examples on Pinterest and knew I had to try. This chair from my grandmother is the perfect chair to try it on. It’s a chair that I always sat in at her house. At the time it was covered in a textured orange vinyl. After she gave it to me I had it recovered in gold velvet, in the 80’s.
Even after years in the basement, the chair is in good shape with just a few stains and nicks in the wood.
I bought all the bottles of My Studio acrylic paint in aqua that were in the store and will be looking for more I’m sure. Mix up equal parts of paint and textile medium and thin with water to make it really thin.
First you vacuum the chair well.
Next, using the spray bottle of water, liberally spray the area you’ll be painting and then just do it. I used a foam brush.
I got the back of the chair painted today and will post the progress as I go along. For the next coat of paint I’m going to try a paint brush instead of a foam brush to see if that makes any difference. I’m not sure yet how I want to handle the tacks. Wish me luck on this one, it’s not looking so pretty at this point. Have you got any tips for painting fabric?
In case you’re wondering where this bright chair will go, in my newly painted green guest room, see post below.