I went to an estate sale and fell in love with a chair – except for the fabric. Here’s How To Easily Paint a Fabric Chair With Mineral Paint
Ever find something that you know you’re meant to have?
We went to an estate sale and I saw this beauty and fell in love.
First, the curves – then the engraved details – the nod to french country that I love.
You look at the fabric.
Peach with pinstriped baby blue that instantly transport me to an episode of the Golden Girls in their 80s heyday.
Then the Minnie Pearl price tag convinced me to take her home for just $35. And I did!
I didn’t mind the texture of the fabric, but those peachy hues had to go.
Reupholstery is such a chore and I didn’t want to accidentally knick that beautiful carved wood.
So what’s the easiest thing to do?
Paint the fabric! Here’s how to do it!
Painting Fabric with Mineral Paint
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I have painted fabric chairs before and knew it would work. So, I thought – why not try it again!
While making over my sunroom, I had painted my walls with RomaBio’s interior mineral paint tinted in Paper Doll from Benjamin Moore. I had some leftover and thought – why not give it a try!
First, I started by wetting the peach fabric to allow the paint to easily work into the fabric.
Starting in the back, I added the first touch of paint and instantly loved how bright it looked.
I continued to work around to the front and loving it more and more as the process went on.
This pic was taken after one coat. I loved how silky the fabric suddenly looked.
I let the first coat dry overnight.
For the second coat – I didn’t rewet the fabric. I simply painted over the fabric with another coat.
And just look at it now!
This little $35 chair had new life!
I think I even heard it sigh! 😉
Now it’s a creamy white with a smooth texture.
And I was able to keep all that beautiful carved wood intact.
I styled it with some pillows that had beautiful texture.
So, the next time you find a chair that’s almost perfect, maybe give it a second look. Now you know how to easily paint a fabric chair with mineral paint.