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DIY Painted Fabric: Vintage Barrel Chair

DIY Painted Fabric: Vintage Barrel Chair

Before I begin, I would first off like to give a S/O to Apartment Therapy for featuring another one of my projects. I really appreciate the love!!!! ------------------- I originally purchased this chair about 2 years ago from my local thrift store for only $5. I remember setting it aside because I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do to spruce it up. Now, fast track on to 2 years later when I find the chair buried under a bunch of junk in my basement. How that happened, I really couldn’t tell you. LOL. Nevertheless, I was thrilled to find it. I stared at the chair for a few minutes and tried to think of a way that I could give this vintage chair a makeover WITHOUT spending any money? I am so mad at myself though, because those dark stains were not on the chair when I originally purchased it. I accidentally made those marks myself. I believe it was drops of wood stain that was spilled on the chair. :( »»»»SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG«««« [mc4wp_form] Clearly...the ONLY choice for ME was to paint it. A super low-cost alternative to having the entire chair reupholstered. And besides, this gives me a reason to test out this lovely new paint color I just picked up on my latest trip to Home Depot. The paint color is called "Hacienda Tile" by BehrPaint Marquee. Just an FYI, I got my upholstery painting method and/or idea from Kristi at Hyphen Interiors.

Here is what the chair looked like BEFORE:

BEFORE  - Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com before 1  - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com before 4 - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com before 5  - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com before 3 - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com

Here are the pics of the chair after the upholstery was painted:

AFTER_Main - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com After_closeup of backrest  - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com After_closeup of seat cushion  - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com After_1  - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com _After _ staged with throw cover  - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com Closeup_after -  - DIY Painted Vintage Bucket Chair on astralriles.com Have YOU painted anything lately? Share your projects with me. And before you leave...please sign up for my newsletter! [mc4wp_form] S/N: if you're in the mood to purchase some one-of-akind handmade home decor...here is a link to my Etsy Shop:
Jan 20, 2017

GREAT Job!

How’d you clean it, and was that blood?

HJones
Jan 20, 2017

Hi! I’m thinking of painting a chair that is similar in its construction to the one you did in this post. I was wondering how you painted the fabric down along the caned sides. My piece has no wiggle room to get a brush in there, yet the fabric shows through to the outside.

Anna
Jan 20, 2017

Hi. Thanks so much :)
I used flat paint

astralriles
Jan 20, 2017

Hi,
Great Job!. Can you tell me if the paint was flat or satin? It seems to have a gloss to it

Aneisha
Jan 20, 2017

Hi Helen,
Thanks! Nope it wasn’t blood. Those dark spots were from wood stain that I spilled on it when I 1st got the chair. To paint the chair I used the new Behr Marquee paint. The “Marquee” line is a stain-blocking paint, so it helped to cover the dark spots.

astralriles
Jan 20, 2017

Hi, I love the finished chair and you are beautiful.:-)

1. Did you use the exact method that was used on Hyphen Interiors including acrylic paint?
2. Did you use Ceramcoat or Martha Stewart Fabric Medium?

I have a different style cane chair that I picked up at Goodwill a couple of years ago and was waiting to find a fabric I like and wondered about the cost of upholstery. I am excited about undertaking this project.

Thank you so much.

Vevans
Jan 20, 2017

Hi. Sorry for the late response. Yes, I definitely had to remove the cushion in order to paint around the caned sides.

astralriles
Jan 20, 2017

**Cusion

Amy
Jan 20, 2017

I am also doing a chair like this and would love to know how you painted inside the caned sides. Did you take the fusion off?

Thanks!! Great job!

Amy
Jan 20, 2017

Thank you for sharing your information. How is the ottoman holding up? I have a chair & ottoman that I would like to paint & the ottoman gets pretty hard use.

Janie

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