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!
Learn how top paint fabric furniture, and make it look high end with this easy graphic design from ‘Grillo Designs‘! This tutorial has tons of step by step photos and instructions,
This is that first painted fabric chair that got my attention, from Nancy at ‘Artsy Chicks Rule‘. 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 go check out the before photo…
From ‘A Piece of Rainbow‘, see how painting fabric furniture is not only easy, it is transformative! And, she give you tips on how to keep the fabric paint from getting hard.
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 fabric 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 a fabric 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 fabric furniture 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 furniture. 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 headboard for her guest room. This is a complete tutorial on how to paint fabric 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! And the before! Can you believe what it used to look like?
We loved learning how to paint fabric furniture! We think you will also love our post on Flea Market Flips : Before and After Furniture Makeovers!
Image Credits: Grillo Designs, Artsy Chicks Rule, A Piece of Rainbow, Kim Six Fix, Provident Home Design, Pinterest Addict, The Happier Homemaker, Sincerely Sara D, Bella Tucker