Reupholstering furniture with paint? I know this idea seems a little crazy, because even I thought it was insane at first. Seriously? Using a latex paint on furniture fabric? Eew. It sounded horrible. How could it be possible? Talk about ruining your furniture.
That was pretty much my internal dialog while I quickly clicked over AND READ EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE about it. It’s a little more involved than just slapping on the paint. And ultimately, as with everything else I read the Internet, I decided I could do this (see right).
So I did. The best part? IT WORKS! It actually, really works.
I have two chairs — potentially nice chairs that are super ugly that I have every intention of doing something with — but I didn’t want to use the chairs as my test cases. I’m gutsy, but also a big chicken.
While thrifting a few weeks back I stumbled upon a faded, velvet footrest for $3.50. With some latex paint, textile medium, water and patience (mostly my husband’s, what with me doing this on our front porch and all), I was able to transform what had lived in someone’s great-grandma’s living room for about 40 years into something kinda chic and funkified.