This is the first time I have painted fabric furniture. I bought this ottom at a thrift store for $5 and I love it! It’s a cute style and it’s very sturdy. The gold color didn’t go to well with my decor and it had some stains on it but still! I decided to paint it. I figured if it didn’t work out, I could always reupholster it.
This was before I did anything to it.
- Chalk paint
- Chalk paint brushes
- Spray bottle with water
- Fine grit sandpaper
I started by spraying the fabric with water, one section at a time, saturating it.
Then with the round chalk paint brush, I applied the paint to the wet area in a circular pattern. When the chalk paint mixes with the water, it acts like a dye. I really worked it in. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite and white for the legs.
I covered the whole fabric area with one coat and let it dry, then I went around with a second coat.
I painted the legs white. It’s a bit of a contrast here but I applied dark wax over the two coats of white paint.
After the fabric dried, I took a fine grit sanding block and rubbed it lightly over the surface of the paint. This is what softens the fabric back up. I also scuffed the legs. I love a shabby chic look.
Here’s the final piece. It’s so adorable!