A friend of mine give me this wing back chair couple month ago.  We talked about transforming this chair but I didn't have the guts to do it alone.  One fine sunday morning, I decided {what the heck} I am gonna give this chair a face lift.  

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The first tutorial I read was 11 Magnolia Lane.  I love her step by step tutorial, along with nice pictures.
	
	

She used (4) 8 oz. Martha Steward fabric Medium and (10) 2 oz. bottles Craft Smart acrylic paint the upholstery fabric.  After 2 trips to JoAnn Craft Store and Hobby Lobby, I still had no luck finding the fabric medium.  Along the way, I found Simply Spray soft fabric spray paint instead :)

I started by taping off all the wood trims because I want to paint it white later.

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You can see progress picture below, after using 1 and 2 cans of fabric spray paint.  I waited couple hours before applying the 2nd coat.
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The whole wing back chair consumed 5 cans of Simply Spray fabric spray paint.  Each can cost about $ 14 {before using a 40% off coupon}.  
The last step was painting the wood trims using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White.  Prior painting, I wiped down the wood trims until they were super clean.

Oopss sorry, I wasn't done....I put acrylic rhinestone buttons into the tufting, right on top of the buttons, and secured them in place with glue gun.

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And here is my bling bling chair in my dining room...Obviously, my daughter enjoyed her new chair :)

The fabric spray paint doesn't change of how the fabric feel, that's a PLUS for me, coz. I don't want to have a stiff chair to sit on.  The paint doesn't stain my clothes after sitting on it for awhile.  I haven't try to steam it yet, so I can't tell you whether or not the color will bleach.  I'll definitely let you know in a few months how it's held up.

I am so happy I overcame my fear and accomplished one of my 2014 New Year's resolution.  

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Are you convinced to give your old chair a face lift?  

:: Tutorial ::
11 magnolia Lane

4 Responses to This Post

  • Olga Lind

    December 30, 2015 | Reply

    Hello, did you use the soft fabric paint or the upholstery spray pain? thanks !

    • Simply Tale

      January 1, 2016 | Reply

      Hi Olga,
      I used upholstery spray paint. Thanks

  • Amanda Shaw

    October 5, 2016 | Reply

    Cool! I just found Simply Spray at Hobby Lobby and wondered if it will work. What color did you use?

    • Simply Tale

      October 5, 2016 | Reply

      Hi Amanda,
      I used black. Yes, the spray does work but you need to do multiple coats to get perfect coverage. Good luck with your project.

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