14 responses

  1. Kristy Swain
    December 19, 2011

    Wow, awesome post! Mind if I mention you and your success on my blog sometime? I saw Mr Goodwill Hunting’s chair as well – looked great! I’m going to try that fabric softener trick! And, I want to tell my readers about it.

    • A Pinterest Addict
      December 19, 2011

      I would love it if you shared! Thanks :) I definitely recommend the fabric softener, it really smoothed it out without making it lose color.

  2. Kristy Swain
    December 28, 2011

    It’s up on my blog today!

  3. Bethany
    December 28, 2011

    Four coats! I was so completely over painting my chairs after two coats! I’m glad you stuck it out, it looks great!!! Huge improvement!

    • A Pinterest Addict
      December 28, 2011

      Thank you! To be completely honest, there are still a few spots that could still use another coat or two, but I got tired of painting. (Can I admit that I bummed out on them?) The good news is that those spots are kind of hidden for now, so it can hold until I have a few minutes to do some touch ups. Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. Colleen
    December 28, 2011

    Great job on your chairs! It took me months to muster up the courage to paint some fabric….so glad I did! It’s a great band aid until I can reupholster.

    • A Pinterest Addict
      December 28, 2011

      Thank you! Those were my feelings exactly! I loved that even if the paint didn’t cover well or was too scratchy that I could eventually recover them. Thank God that they turned out way better than I expected.

  5. twicethecharm
    February 24, 2012

    Wow – a painted chair! It saved you $$$ in the long run. I have posted some of my thrift finds on my blog.

  6. Quianah Upton
    September 10, 2012

    The fabric softener made ALL of the difference in the world. My chair is now soft and smooth. Thanks for the tip!

    • A Pinterest Addict
      September 12, 2012

      I’m so glad it helped!! :)

  7. Debbie
    April 5, 2013

    I am going to try this. What can you loose if you aren’t using the chairs anyway! Reupholstering is much too expensive for people that are on a budget.

  8. Tristan
    June 17, 2013

    I bought a thrifted leather lounge chair. It’s gorgeous, but it has some stains on it that I’d like to cover. Can you do this to leather?

    • A Pinterest Addict
      June 18, 2013

      I would not use it on leather. I know there are leather dyes out there, but I don’t think this would be safe to use. Sorry!

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