Debbie, from ASUnfolded did a couch though and it turned out lovely. And, I tried the same method on my outdoor cushions; that post is { here }. Fabric medium is what keeps the fabric from stiffening after painting. Brush paint onto cushion making sure it soaks in. Hope that helps! The wax is “dry”..or cured, whatever you want to call it. !Oh so cool you painted a chair. I’ve got the low down for you right here! These look great! Dampen one section of fabric at a time with a spray bottle of water. I CANT WAIT TO DO THIS!!! Hi Debbie! I was actually shocked at how different it felt afterwards. not only that, but I was just about to give up on my ASCP after a project I just tried with it! YAY! Reply. ;) But they turned out so great and I can’t believe how well it covered! :). Want more tips, ideas & inspiration? Really. :) But overall, it’s a great way to bring new life to an old piece! My pillows are outside but on a covered & screened porch (not in direct sunlight) so I waxed them. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is truly an amazing paint. Thanks Denyse :) How awesome (and yes, trouble! Hi Carlene :) Thanks! When you are ready to move to another area just make sure you spray it down with water first. Check out this post, here! The chalk paint soaks in so nicely to the fabric. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. For those of you that watched the Google+ Hangout I was in you know that I have Chalk Painted pillows. Hi Don, But best practice is using a pretty firm bristle brush. You want the paint to get “into” the fabric, not lay on top and a firm bristle will help achieve that. Well, I have not done an entire couch (but I would not be opposed!) Hi, yes, the sun would affect the wax somewhat and yes it would also protect it somewhat from the elements, I suppose. I've had this set for a few years now so it was time for a fresh coat of stain. Plus Get My FREE eBook "Creating Fabulous Finishes"! Yes, it is addictive, for sure. The back cushions look tired and faded, but intact. Susan says. It was like night and day once the wax was applied. Your cushions look GREAT and seem to have held up well over time. I bought a 1 liter of my desired shade and mixed it with 500 ml of fabric medium, just to be sure. That will help with absorption. I say go for it, if you don’t love it you can always put the slipcover back on! Just out walking the dog and I spotted some cushions by the side of the road. Hmmm… wonder if chalk paint works that much better on fabric than regular ol’latex. Dampen one section of fabric at a time with a spray bottle of water. Love it Nancy! October 28, 2018 at 7:57 pm. (Update: see the porch, HERE). ;). You will probably need several coats of paint. Hi Caroline! Continue until the entire cushion is painted. Doesn’t the wax become sticky? I put on an audio book and started painting the patio cushions. (and I’m getting ready to paint another!) If you’re painting a seat cushion that’s built into the frame of the chair, you should remove it first. Hope that helps! And water resistant..can’t beat it! I have been contemplating painting it a rich deep turquoise to fit my decor, just hoping ASCP comes in that color! Hi Kera, I would have never thought to paint fabric. I would reserve this for those pieces that are used only occasionally. I read many tutorials and in most of the cases people used latex paint or chalk paint. Also, if you’re a renter (or live in military housing) I wrote a post that will give you tips for painting and decorating to make … So, when I first started, I mixed three parts water to one part paint. Hmm…. It really does work well. So stick around…some really fun stuff & tutorials coming your way!! Thanks Vickie! I was really surprised at how differently they felt after I applied the wax! I’m 40% in. This store also advised to soak each cushion in a 20/1 (water/paint) mixture which never would have affected the fabric, so I am reluctant to take their advice for this project. Oh yeah…change that stuff up! Nancy. It sounds a little like the surface is ‘rough’ if that makes any sense. I must try this but I wondered about the “crispiness” from the paint but you answered my question with the clear wax finish. Chalk Paint® upholstery painting is a very satisfying project, and something that anyone can do easily. Hope that helps! how many cans of paint will it take to paint 7 foot couch ? I haven’t done that to all that I’ve painted though and they were fine. © 2012-2020, Artsy Chicks Rule®. Hi, ), but because the set sits on an exposed deck, I believe I need to for rainy days – right?? I am starting tomorrow chalk painting my dining room table and chairs. Hi there, I don’t know what your couch looks like or is made of so it is hard to say. Those pillows have held up fantastically actually! I find this to be great. It didn’t wash away like you would think. Awesome find. I hope to do the rest of the base cushions over the course of the summer as they have small tears. I had heard of people painting upholstery with chalk paint, so I thought, what the heck? stirred together 3 cups of paint, 1 cup of warm water, a 1 cup of plaster of paris I would probably not wash them. Nancy. It looks great. Hi Mary! There are about 12. Allow the paint to fully dry before adding a second coat. The local ASCP store advised against waxing (? The paint might scrape or rub off if you have a dog that likes to climb and sit on your cushions. You are trying to work the paint into the fabric, not just paint on the surface. They just have a very matte finish. ;) )! I’m just like you, so many projects going on! >>> 26 Types of Chalk Style Paint For Furniture. ;) Thank you Makenzie!!! Yes, I want to try something bigger next go round ;). What did they say was the purpose of that? (the paint won’t just wash away but will weather as time goes) I have some ceramic tiles on the top of an outside bar top (out on my patio) that I’ve left un-waxed. They have really held up great too! The key to use latex … Your email address will not be published. Provence a soft turquoise. What I still wonder about is what did you do afterwards. When PAINTING FABRIC, you need a “breathable” paint. These are actually cushions with covers that are not removable. Thank you! Mine are on my covered screen porch and do get occasional sun but not directly. I hadn’t done any kind of upholstery (besides lampshades) before this one. I just used a much diluted bleach/water mixture and cleaned them up. Hi Nancy, love your pillows! Hi Jeanie, Yep, it is crazy you can paint the pillows! I would like to paint my concrete carport instead of stain it because there is so much prepping involved in the staining process. I love my “new” pillows. Whether you’re just looking for a change or you found some old cushions in a charity shop, chalk paint is a great way to update your cushions without having to buy new covers. I love some Annie Sloan too…just a little. ;) It’s what I reach for first almost every single time I go to paint something now…no matter what I’m painting. It's such a rich, warm color! I sat down today and organized, watermarked and made ready the photos of my many projects. Most chalk paint manufacturers suggest that you use the chalk paint on upholstery sparingly, in thin coats because the paint has a tendency to crack if applied too thick and may flake away over time. 26 Types of Chalk Style Paint For Furniture. Aren’t they so much better? Reply. Thanks Sonya! I would have just sewn new covers for the pillows. Just have to find the paint, and then my courage!! I can’t believe you can paint pillows! So right before painting on the chalk paint, I painted on water . Question, please…I have two red velvet chairs and I wold like to make the a deeper shade heading towards burgundy…is this possible with chalk paint? Because it can easily be given a distressed look, chalk paint is ideal for those who want to add character and vintage charm to their home. :) My question is, is the leather still soft to touch after painting … They have a wax sealant on them so should get too dirty. The Purple Painted Lady has done this herself and has had so many customers do this also. The Creative Home Projects Bundle, How to refinish a worn out dining table ». ;) I don’t think we will ever be ‘done’ with projects. I have never heard of doing that. Oct 2, 2015 - Check out this cheap and easy way to make your outdoor cushions like new! Thanks Lorraine! Hope that helps! Sign up to get the Weekly Newsletter! It’s just not how we are wired!! Duck Egg is great anyway but mixed with some white it is just fabulous. But soon, I promise. Continue until the entire cushion is painted. I heard that chalk paint does great on fabric and it’s nice to see you tried it. Step by step guide to painting on fabric. Isn’t that just the most soothing color? Most people think … Typical fabric paint doesn't adhere properly to vinyl, which is designed to repel substances instead of soaking them up. And I don’t sew so it was a perfect “fix” for me! BEFORE Definitely seen better days, but with the new stain it looks amazing! And here they are completely finished…..NICE. Aubusson Blue will create a lovely pale denim blue. How to Paint Vinyl Seat Cushions. The wax will “melt”..and won’t hold up well if directly in the sun. Those pillows look great…gotta find some Annie Sloan chalk paint!! {Yep, Years of Marriage} ». It was in great shape but the cushions were a bit dirty (I bleached them, all good) and the pillows were a little worse for wear….and not really the style/color I wanted. One suggestion I can offer is this (since I don’t know of another way to seal them besides wax and poly…and I definitely would not do poly) … ‘buff’ the fabric that you painted with an old rag (or even better, a large waxing bristle brush if you have one) Buffing it may help to “seal” it a bit. Too bad the others were gone when you went back. Nancy. After your final coat of paint, lightly sand the entire painted surface with 220 grit sandpaper. YESSS, this is the … they turned out great! What would you think about me painting my couch with some ASCP?!?! Use a small foam roller to roll paint onto the dampened section. Love Paint? Thanks! Love paint? Thanks so much :) And nope, not at all. I would have never thought about applying wax so thank you for sharing your project here. Thanks Paula!! I haven’t done a piece that large yet so I’m just guessing here but hope that helps. :). I think if I were doing a chair or something small I would use the fabric paint but to do a whole big couch I would use the DIY chalk paint because the fabric medium can get pricey. Most likely much less than one. We’ll never be done will we? … So test out the paint and your technique on an inconspicuous spot before doing the whole thing. I would like to try a chair. Stay tuned…I’ll be posting the chair in a week or two! Can’t wait to see how yours turn out! The pillows look great Nancy! Learn how your comment data is processed. But, sorry guys, that’s all your getting of the screened porch at the moment. Mine are outside in the snow right now (blowing in through the screens) and are perfect. I also mixed in a bit of water to make it soak into the fabric easier which helped a bunch. (I make my own chalk paint) I have never painted concrete. I love history, health and just anything creative... “Artsy Chicks Rule® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.”. Us Instagram addicts are in trouble!! ), « “Guest Post Fun” Series Finale { A Wrap Up}, Happy 22 on the 22! The chairs have cushions, cushions that I have recovered four times in the last 20 years. I hated the thing anyway and since I’m addicted too I needed my paint-fix haha. If the paint sits on top and does not penetrate the fabric, when you sit on it, or bend it, it will probably crack. Divine theme by Restored 316, FoamPRO 164 Fine Finish Roller (High-Density Foam), 4", Pack of 1, Liquitex Professional Fabric Effects Medium, 4-oz, Last Day! Paint some cushions?? Yea, well okay…onto the Chalk Painted pillows….. Ack! oh my stars!!! What an awesome transformation! They’ve been fine. lunch & drove back to the house to get the others – unfortunately they were gone. ;). I used 7 bottles of … Wow, this is fantastic! Thanks so much!! It’s really hard and I just don’t feel like doing those again. Let Dry Completely. Required fields are marked *. ugly. ; ) I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to! I thought it might leave a residue but evidently not. Yes, Annie Sloan has a turquoise color called Florence. ;). I brought the dog home, grabbed a quick 15 min. ), Painting Fabric Instead of Replacing It (really!…, Chalk Painted Antique Side Table (easy "antiquing"…, Pros and Cons of Chalk Paint For Furniture (and some…, Plain, Clear Glass Vases To Colorful Home Decor, The 5 Top Ways To Seal Chalk Paint (or Milk Paint! Once the piece is fully painted with the first coat, let it dry. Those look great! Hi Julia :) Yep, you sure can. I could find no other outdoor fabric posts on this topic. I have two chairs I am going to try that on. Use some water on the brush with the paint each time as well. Can’t wait to see your other twelve projects (I know EXACTLY how that feels – I totally have decorating A.D.D.). Hi Marie :) Yes, the coverage was great but Duck Egg in general has fantastic coverage! Our emails include an unsubscribe link and you may opt-out at any time. Maybe a chair or two? I can’t wait to check out all of your upcoming projects! I am too nervous to leave the cushions outside in case it rains now and don’t know if I should take the waxing step or not. I think. :). Thanks for sharing this project with us :). Plus some random glimpses of daily life too. Anyway, you said that you bleached your cushions first, what exactly did you do? It will help to soften them up. Don’t spend all that on upholstery…paint it! Well, I should believe it- I painted a garage sale wing chair for my Kindergarten classroom last summer… and added bright buttons over top of the tufted buttons. Thanks so much. ...an east coast girl who loves to find and re-invent old treasures, decorate and design rooms without spending a fortune....but have it look as if you did! Use a small foam roller to roll paint onto the dampened section. Susan. Mix your paint with fabric medium and water. I tried making my own with a couple different recipes just to see for myself last year and I wasn’t happy with any of them (compared to Annie Sloan). Thanks for trying a fabric project with our addictive Chalk Paint®, and had a great time with you at the Hangout! I can’t believe how well they turned out. The thought behind painting things without wax outside is that it will age and “weather” naturally. I’m going to feature on my fb page tonight. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I have a loveseat I inherited from my parents and it’s in decent condition, but it’s just…. I just love it. Hi Vickie!Thanks so much! Latex Paint- This is an effective technique–if you do it right. Now, soaking the cushion? ;) It’s “in the works” just like every other room in my home is, it seems! Yes, you really should try the real stuff sometime. She painted her burgundy leather cushion with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. You could try that and see. (lol) It does get water and and sun on it from time … What an awesome idea! “Insta”….as in instantly….a good thing for this very “Type A” girlie. Typically, for anything that is going to be in the weather or sun (wood, ceramic, metal, etc) it is advised to leave unfinished (unwaxed) and it will ‘weather’ naturally. I saw you did this to some chairs as well. I have to ask, all this time later, the pillows are still holding up? You don’t have to do the bleach thing at all. I love the look of the painted fabric. I can understand that the wax might be impacted by the sun and heat but would it not also provide a slight protection from the elements? Nancy. [instagram-feed num=9 cols=9 showheader=true showbutton=true buttoncolor=#53bac1 showfollow=true]. :) And YES, I sure did!! Then apply the wax. ;). Worked out so well and is super cute – but totally crunchy for sure. And why, yes, that is indeed my face frozen in that lovely expression on the main screen of the video. AND did you see today that Instagram now has video?! How to paint an upholstered chair with Chalk Paint 1.First, spray the chair down with some water to make sure the fabric is a little damp. AND….I have a chair (indoor) that I recently painted the fabric on (with ASCP). Hey Jessica! The first time I heard you could paint fabric was in the Chalk Paint Basics class I took at 3 Oaks Studio.My Chalk Paint® stockist Vicki was telling us how she painted her Toms brand canvas shoes, and even her outdoor pool deck with this paint. have an upholstered chair that I’m thinking about painting….I just gotta work up the nerve to do it! (if you apply too much, yes, it can be sticky-ish) If applied correctly, the wax will further soften the material and give a protective finish. You could leave one cushion out and see how it does. individual seat cushions. sooo, this blog post just totally turned my entire attitude around about both my patio set cushions and pillows and ASCP. Be sure you don’t apply too thickly. They were a little um…”crispy”?…not the right word but I can’t think of a better one at the moment. I found a place about 30 min from me that sells Annie Sloan chalk paint…that’s a big uh oh!! I used Dark walnut stain by Mini Wax. ©2012-2020 Artsy Chicks Rule® is a registered trademark. I’m suprised you didn’t stencil on a Graphics Fairy design!! Upon seeing your pillow post, I put 3 coats (50% water/50% paint) after spraying with water, on all of the back pillows over the course of a dry and sunny Colorado day. B/c they were gone so quickly, I rang the door bell to check if they were intended for someone. They are holding up well so far. I also mixed in a bit of water to make it soak into the fabric easier which helped a bunch. Have fun! I can’t wait to try it for myself. No answer. What a nice find! Plus,Get My FREE ebook,"Creating Fabulous Finishes"! Our outdoor furniture is about 5 or 6 years old and it came with … I’m excited about the new Yellow!! Can’t wait to see it all! (although I would probably do it) I would definitely say start with the throw pillows and see how you like those first. Have a lovely day and loads of fun colouring your surroundings…. I also have a bunch of posts coming your way over the next month or so. The chalk paint really soaks into the fabric very well….and then the wax softens it up (and seals it). Yep, I painted em. To wrap up the year my furniture fixer upper friends and I decided to put together some of our favorite painted furniture makeovers.We use a variety of brands of furniture paint as well as different furniture painting … What in the world am I doing there? Want to see even more ideas on simple updates with Chalk Paint (that aren’t furniture??) Hi Krista! Want tips, ideas, inspiration & more?? HI Nancy! I love Instagram…so much fun and such a great way to keep up with people in “live” time. I did put a coat of Clear Wax on them after they dried and it made them so soft. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Love me some Annie Sloan! Or is it the wax that does the trick?? I do and she has scraped some of the paint off at the foot of the cushion. And yes, they held up great and a chair for non daily use should be fine. It goes into the paint nicely. I was surprised about applying the wax. Thanks so much!! One way you can paint you cushions (supposed to work with chalk paint but I've only tried it with latex paint) is to get Fabric Medium - Martha Stewart is one brand but usually you can find it at big box craft or fabric stores. What a great idea. LOL Your pillows turned out great, Nancy!! ;). You don’t want to miss it! ;) I was thinking as I was talking (dangerous)…and don’t your eyes roll up when you are deep in thought too? Another idea would be to pour a bottle of fabric paint into the DIY chalk paint to see if a little of it would go a long way. These are some of the best and most beautiful chalk paint furniture ideas from amazingly talented DIY bloggers who specialize in painted furniture makeovers. Must have much going on at all times. It’s incredibly versatile! last summer, I considered spending, I hate to say this, hundreds ..yes multiple.. on covers from etsy. Wow, I can’t believe the coverage – gorgeous! You can oh so lightly sand with very fine sandpaper before applying the wax. I’m a paint enabler so I say go for it! Remember this oldie?? Do you think painting a whole couch is a good idea? Oh, and you can follow me on Instagram (if you don’t already) as I post lots of snippets of things I’m working on, as I’m working on them, long before they make it to the blog. Don't Miss a Thing! I have some patio furniture that needs some TLC. For those of you who didn’t see it and would like to, you can watch it here. Here are the pillows before I chalk painted them. I have a slip covered couch that is need of recovering but the price of a new slip cover is so high. do you worry about lounging or putting your head on the pillows since they are sealed with wax? Hi Sarah! Hi Marty! :) Haha, yes, …no Graphics Fairy graphics on these ;) BUT I did consider a stenciled design! Yes, they are correct about the wax in direct sunlight. latex or acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium. Scandinavian Pink a wonderful dusty pink colour. Re-painting the sofa with Chalk Paint here was a breeze, but stenciling it WAS a bit tricky, especially because it was over a padded and piped cushion. Kudos to you! Please let me know what you think. I’ve got the low down for you right here! So I mixed up some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint—-> Duck Egg Blue, mixed with a little Pure White to lighten it up a bit. Don't Miss a Thing!! I don’t like the pillows anyway….and I am the one who painted lampshades with chalk paint, after all. How Small Kitchen Updates Can Make A BIG Difference. I grabbed a long one (West Elm) & one of the (6?) Give it a go! I’m not positive now since I did those quite a while ago. All Rights Reserved. So yes, I’m a big fan of Annie’s! Are ready to paint my concrete carport instead of soaking them up couch looks like or is of. Couch that is need of recovering but the price of a painting cushions with chalk paint slip cover is high... 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