Well here it is for better or worse, the first of many B and A’s to come I was given this pink faux velvet chair and it’s been kicking around waiting for a new life. Since I said I was going to give less expensive solutions, I figure I’d better put my money (or lack there of) where my mouth is. Since re-upholstery isn’t free, I checked our shed and found all kinds of paint bits that I couldn’t ignore any longer. Normally I would shriek at the thought of paint on upholstery, but I figured it can’t look worse than it did, and if it does, I’d just have to save my pennies to have it changed or learn how to do it myself……ANYway – you be the judge. Two coats black flat latex, four coats watermelon semi gloss latex and a dab of white. Funky new chair.
Update: after living with the chair for awhile, I don’t recommend painting fabric on chairs. The fabric becomes hard and brittle and very uncomfortable. I guess I’ll be learning how to re-upholster after all! Oh well, that will be another post…..
HOLD UP! One month after I posted this Before and After I found a product online called Simply Spray Upholstery Paint. I’ve never tried it myself, but there are testimonies that sound pretty convincing. If you’ve tried it, let us know what you thought. Add a picture or two, too!