HOW TO PAINT UPHOLSTERY

This is one super easy makeover! Paint the upholstery on your thrift store find!

I am keeping it simple. You can see the 'How To', step by step, below, or watch my video on Facebook HERE for part 1 and HERE for part 2!

Here goes...have fun Paint Peeps!

 Chair hand painted on the upholstery using dixie belle paint.  |  fionadebell.com

The steps are simple.

 Just look at the 'Before' image of this chair painted by Fiona.  |  fionadebell.com

You will need:

  • Your Fabric Furnishing. Vacuumed and clean. 
  • Plant Sprayer, filled with water.
  • Dixie Belle Paint in colour of your choice (I suggest a transitional colour as well as your final colour if going for a drastic change). I used Vintage Duck Egg under Mermaid Tail.
  • Sanding Pad. I used the 150 grit Dixie Belle Pad.
  • Cloth to wipe dust.
  • Paint Brush - the Dixie Belle 2" Chip Brush is perfect.
  • Sealer - I like either Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax or Best Dang Wax.
  • Lint Free Cloth to apply Wax
  • Complimentary colour for the legs, if painting.
 List of items you will need to paint an upholstered chair.  |  fionadebell.com

It is such a scrummy transformation - even Molly approves!

 Cockapoo Puppy Molly sitting on a painted chair.  | fionadebell.com

Next the Step, by step.

How To:

  • Ensure the fabric is clean and lint free.
  • Spray water on the section you are working on. Apply your first coat of paint
  • (I used Vintage Duck Egg as a transitional colour)
  • Allow paint to dry, then lightly sand. Wipe away the sanding dust with a damp cloth.
  • Apply second coat of paint.
  • Allow paint to dry, and if applying a third coat, sand and repeat steps above.
  • Allow to dry overnight.
  • Lightly sand and remove residue.
  • Apply Wax or sealer.
  • Admire!
 Step by step 'How To' paint an upholstered chair using Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral paint.  |  fionadebell.com

You can see the videos on me painting this chair LIVE HERE and sealing it HERE

What do you think? Will you give it a go?

You can find your local, knowledgeable and amazing Dixie Belle Retailer HERE or buy online HERE

I hope you have as much fun with you project as I did with mine! Enjoy!

Fiona XOXO

 Before and after of a chair painted by Fiona in Dixie Belle color Mermaid Tail.  |  fionadebell.com
 Images of a fun transformation of an upholstered chair using Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint.  |  fionadebell.com