You may get tired of me saying that I will paint anything but this project falls into that category.
I originally bought this oversize chair to put in a teenage hangout space. I got it for $25 on craigslist. It wasn’t very pretty but made up for that in comfort and price.
Plans changed and I no longer needed it for the teen hangout but didn’t want to get rid of it either. However, it seriously did not fit into my current decor in any way and I cringed every time I looked at it next to my Benjamin Moore “Agave” colored walls. The chair was only $25 so I didn’t really want to have it reupholstered and I liked the fringe and didn’t know if it could be saved through the reupholstery process.
I asked my friend, the internet, about it and you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn of the product “Simply Spray” for changing the color of upholstery. The fringe on the chair included a nice burgundy color that was available in the spray so I took the plunge and ordered some.
Here is the result:
Now this is a chair I can live with.
Here are the lessons I learned through this process that might help you decide if this is something you want to try.
- This chair is corduroy which probably required more paint than a flat fabric would.
- The paint cost more than the chair.
- The fabric is still soft if you run your hand with the nap. It feels stiff against the nap but that might be another corduroy issue.
- It required 3 applications. Probably another corduroy issue.
- The color is staying fast and has held up to moderate use.
- This would be great for stenciling.
I’m glad I was able to find a solution to keep the chair and I think Simply Spray is a good product if not a little pricey. This is not a paid endorsement. Just passing on my experience!
Maybe it will help you save a piece of furniture you love that needs a new color.