Ok, so I’ve known about the idea of painting fabric for quite awhile now, it’s kinda one of those arsenal tricks up the sleeve of a “budget decorator”… But not too long ago I ran across a painted fabric chair that blew it outta the water for me… And honestly, when I first saw it, I thought… “No way that turned out!” Turns out some really creative bloggers decided you could paint upholstery. Cajones’, eh? That’s what I said… Well it seems like when one blogger tries something, it catches on, and soon you have different bloggers doing their different takes on a project. (Which is an amazing thing!) And they turn out beautiful! So now that I am over the shock, and the acceptance of the fact that these are legit solutions to budget decorating problems, we went out searching for project tutorials to help you learn how to paint fabric furniture. Yep, we’re gonna do it, so grab your paint brush and that ugly chair from the basement!
This is that first painted upholstered chair that got my attention, from Nancy at ‘Artsy Chicks Rule’… Initially, I loved this amazing blue… what a happy chair! It took me a little bit closer inspection to find out she had painted it with chalk paint! It’s gorgeous! Oh, you gotta check out the before photo…
Kim at ‘The Kim Six Fix’ did a similar chair in an equally pretty blue color for her nursery, but used latex paint instead. Find out her entire process on how to paint upholstery. (Lot’s of good tips you don’t want to miss!)
Ok, so Tamara from ‘Provident Home Design’ took this idea a step farther, and made her own chalk paint to paint her couch! She shares everything she learned in her tutorial… Here is her before and after!
Eliesa from ‘A Pinterest Addict’ used a fabric spray paint for her painted chair makeover… Check out what product she used, what she did like, what didn’t work, and whether she would do it again!
Melissa at ‘The Happier Homemaker’ also has a thing or two to say about spray painting fabric. She used a different product than above, and on a outdoor piece of furniture!
Ready for something different? Sara from ‘Sincerely Sara D’ did this painted fabric headboard for her guest room. This is a complete tutorial with lots of tips and tricks, and the end result was a gorgeous piece of furniture!
At ‘Bella Tucker’, they show us another project using chalk paint on chairs, but this time they use a stencil as well to give it a twist. Love the after! Can you believe what it used to look like?
Lastly, from Heidi at ‘Happiness is Homemade’, proof that even a modern sofa can have brand new charms with a quick makeover! Let her show you how to easily make over a sofa, with paint!Image Credits: We Can Make Anything, Artsy Chicks Rule, Kim Six Fix, Provident Home Design, Pinterest Addict, Happier Homemaker, Sincerely Sara D, Bella Tucker