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So, I know it is not Thursday yet, but I started this post last week and didn’t finish it. Then it was Christmas and I totally got tied up with other things and didn’t get back to it. Today, I saw that it was till sitting out in limbo and figured that I had better finish it. This is the way my life is lately, and I hope soon it will slow down just a bit to let me finish all my projects.
Back to business… I bought this chair at Faith Farm many months ago for $5.
It’s one of my favorite chairs. Super cute and and comfortable. Love all the tufting on the seat back, which is why I didn’t feel like I could re-upholster it myself. The green fabric is in good shape, but completely the wrong shade for my office.
Since I’ve been reading so much about painting upholstery, I came across Tulip Fabric Spray paint, in one of the blogs I read.
Forgive me for not saying which one, but I can’t remember. What I do remember is that the writer said that the piece they painted was not crunchy at all. After my attempt to use latex and acrylic paint came out a little more crunchy that I wanted, this sounded like a good alternative. So, when I stumbled on the spray at Michael’s, I bought one bottle. One bottle? What was I thinking?! This I how far that bottle got me.
Yeah, it doesn’t cover much. I ended up using a four more bottles to cover the chair, and I still have a few spots left that aren’t quite teal enough.
This is the chair now, which is not quite finished.
The legs need to be re-painted because I botched them completely. (used spray paint, and then acrylic paint to touch them up and ended up with very splotchy legs.)
I have to go buy another bottle of paint to even out the color. And I think I might paint the legs a different color all together. I don’t love the black with the teal. Maybe a silver leaf finish?
BOTTOM LINE: Will I use this again? Yes. It is not crunchy at all, which was really important to me because I will be using this chair every day in my office. But it is expensive at $6.79 for a little bottle that doesn’t cover much.
Have you tried this product? Did you have good results?
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