I have seen many a pinterest /blog post about painting fabric and had always thought about giving it a whirl. Finally I saw a post on Addicted 2 Decorating’s blog (www.addicted2decorating.com) where she painted her floral couch with latex paint. I must say the transformation was inspiring. So much so that I broke out my paint brush and mustered up the courage to do my dining room chairs. I found these 4 parson chairs road side last fall. They were in good shape and decent quality. And Heck they were FREE! I liked them but just didn’t love them. The fabric was a basic beige cotton canvas. As much as I like beige, something about this beige was off. It somehow sucked the light out of the space and screamed DULL. I had plans to make slipcovers for them , added to my LONG list of planned projects, but was getting antsy to rid my dining room of their light sucking-ness. LOL I used regular white flat paint. It only took 2 coats! No they are not crunchy either. Here is a picture of the 2 chairs side by side, the left is the original beige, the right is the chair with one coat of paint.
The first coat really got sucked up into the fabric. The second coat didn’t take as much paint at the first coat. Here is a picture of on the left one coat of paint and on the right two coats of paint.
Just a light sanding when the paint is dry and Voila just what I wanted White chairs!! So happy with how they came out!!