When I saw this tutorial on Kristy’s blog Hyphen Interiors, I knew I wanted to give it a go. I followed the tutorial exactly (as in same colors, same brand of paint and textile medium) and it turned out great. I think the key is to not be shy with the water bottle, the fabric being damp allows the paint to go on smoothly. Oh! and don’t be afraid to sand! I sanded between every coat and also once it dried. I like that it made it slightly rustic/worn looking.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a proper before picture, luckily my laziness paid off and I can show you the original color because I left the underside of the seat cushion au naturale.
I found this Wing-back chair on Craigslist for $35. I liked the claw feet and I think the beige color served as a good base for the color I was going for. I also added the nail head trim for the finished project.
There has not been a person yet that has guessed that the chair was painted and it is always a conversation starter once I tell them. I would say that it is accurate to describe the texture as a little bit softer than canvas.
The chair now sits nice and cozy in our dining room right next to the pellet stove.