Would you paint upholstery? Have you even thought about it? If you’re considering making an old chair feel new again with the help of paint, then Junk Gypsy™ Paint is your answer!
Reupholstering an old chair is always preferred, but sometimes it’s just not in the budget or it doesn’t make sense for the decor. If you find a piece that needs a makeover, when the fabric is still in good condition just not ideal, there are no rips or tears, you may want to try painting it using Junk Gypsy™ Paint! Recently retailer Tanna Gafford, of Antiques and Collectibles in Terrell, Texas found this vintage chair and decided to give it a go. With it’s cute ruching along the edge, button tufting, and adorable shape back, it was a perfect specimen to try upholstery painting.
Tanna started the project by mixing half of Junk Gypsy™ Paint in Singin’ the Texas Blues with half water. She then added about 10% volume of fabric softener (she used Downy brand). She began applying the paint, being careful to work into crevices, especially around the tufting. Three coats were applied to achieve full coverage on her fabric. Tanna said, “This fabric covered great. It is a velvet/velour type. I love how the Singin’ the Texas Blues looks on this chair!”
We love it too! Now check out this vintage beauty, it looks like a brand new modern chair. The frame was painted and distressed using Dreamcatcher.
So next time you find that chair that needs a little love and rescue from a certain death, grab a can of Junk Gypsy™ Paint and give it new life!