|Drab to FAB!|
It is amazing that upholstery fabric can be PAINTED! This project has been on my to-do list for a while, and now with a-handmade-Christmas over I can finally get to it.
I followed the instructions from HypenInteriors by Kristy Swain. She provides an excellent step-by-step tutorial. You can also click here to see other methods of painting furniture. Thank you Kristy for creating such an awesome resource on this topic!
**Note the small paintbrush in the picture: thought it would help get in-between the ridges. Ended up switching to a 2inch brush later in the game.
|The ridged front is my favorite feature of this pillow.|
Using a spoon for measurement I followed the 1:1 ratio of paint to fabric medium.The only difference is that I only used Acrylic paint, no latex paint.
This picture shows the before with paint followed by the after with the fabric medium added. Color stays the same, consistency changes.
|before textile medium|
|after textile medium added 1:1|
Then I added an equal amount of water. The final product was very watery. Spraying away I started painting the back. Here is my photo journey:
|these ridges were a booger to coat evenly|
|forget how many coats this was...but still wasn't even|
**And this is where I switched to the 2 inch brush. I probably had to do 4-5 coats to get it even. Not sure if it was because of the brush or because it was acrylic paint instead of the recommended latex.
Either way, I LOVE how it turned out.
in our breakfast nook