Friday, February 20, 2015

Painted Fabric Upholstered Wing back chair (Pottery Barn knockoff)

I love wing back chairs as these are big, comfy, best place to curl up with a good book and nice music. I have been eyeing on this thatcher upholstered wingback chair from Pottery Barn to add to guest bed room for a while. Price tag always deterred me.

Source : Pottery Barn Thatcher upholstered wingback



Someone I know for a while, upgraded their family room furniture and were planning to get rid of beautiful wing back chairs. I picked up chairs, loaded these babies into our van and came home happily. They were in good shape, the fabric was little faded but no rips and best of all, these were FREE. I had two options, either upholster the chairs or paint the fabric. Since the fabric was in a good condition, I decided to paint the fabric. Yes, paint the fabric upholstery :)

This is how it looks today and how it looked before

Pottery Barn Thacther wingback Chair knock off

One more comparing with inspiration and my painted chair.

Pottery Barn Thacther wingback Chair knock off


I could wash the cushion cover and rest of the chair was cleaned per these details . There are plenty of tutorials in the blog world on how to paint the upholstery. I followed the instructions from this post from hypheninteriors.

Love the outcome. Hubby liked it so much that he wants the other chair also to be painted. I have other plans for that chair :)

Here are few photoes during the process.

First coat barely made any difference. I felt like I made terrible mistake, but decided to carry on. My little ones encouraging words kept me going.

Painted Upholstery

After the second coat. I started to like the way the chair looked.

Painted Upholstery


After final coat


I normally work on one project at a time and never start on the other before finishing. This project was an exception. It got pushed around so much. I had started this before summer vacation started, I am happy that its finally done.

Here it is in the Guest bedroom.


One more from the guest room...



Have you painted any fabric upholstery?

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30 comments :

  1. Thank you for sharing these resources. Hopefully I can use them to promote my new blog to prominence!

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  2. Bharati, Looks exactly like the Pottery Barn chair. Fits your guest bedroom. Did the paint dry to harden? Did it crack?

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    1. thank u Reshma. Its little rough to touch but its not hard. No it didn't crack.

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  3. Hi Bharati, your painted chair caught my eye over at the Share Your Cup Thursday Party because I just finished chalk painting a chair as well. Isn't it great that we no longer have to replace perfectly good upholstery! I like the color you choose and adding the nail head trim adds so much detail to the chair. Very nice makeover!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank u, Marie. True, agree 100%. Painting is easy on hand and easy on pocket as well ;) The trim is faux nail head trim from Hobby Lobby, no need of nailing

      Love your chair. I have to try out the clear coat of wax. My chair is little rough to touch. I am hoping that if we use it a little, it might soften.

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  4. Love how your chair turned out. I have thought about painting a wing back that I have, but not sure if that is what I want to do. I guess I am afraid it will be rough.
    Bev

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    1. Thank u Bev. It is definitely little rough to touch but not very hard. Marie@The Interior Frugalista added a coat of clear wax on her painted chair to make it softer. I have to try that to see if that makes it better.

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  5. Oh my gosh! Your painted wing chair turned out beautifully! The chair is so refreshed and we love that vibrant blue! Great job!

    Vicki and Jennifer
    2 Bees in a Pod

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  6. Really turned out nicely. Love how you added the nail heads! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. I have never painted fabric before. Your chair was a great frugal find! It looks great next to those curtains! This caught my eye on Inspiration Spotlight Link up today!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and your feedback Suzie, highly appreciate it. Have a great weekend!!

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  8. Wow you are very brave to tackle painting uphostery, but boy oh boy the payoff is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing at SYS this week and enjoy the rest of your day!
    XO Barbara

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    1. Thank u Barbara. Thank u for hosting and have a wonderful weekend

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  9. Bharati, your chair come out so nice. The color you chose is so pretty and what a difference in the before and after! I have stenciled curtains with paint but never painted a piece of furniture, but I'd love to try it someday!

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    1. Thank u for stopping by and the feedback, Lisa. Loved your stenciled curtains. I have been thinking of using drop cloth for upholstering a u shaped sofa. May be some day :) Have a great day and great week ahead!!

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  10. great job these chairs look amazing never would have thought of painting them have a great weekend

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    1. Thank u Robin, appreciate your feedback. Have a great day and great week ahead!!

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  11. Love how your painted chairs came out. I've never thought to paint a covered chair.


    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and hosting Kathy. Have a great day and a great creative week ahead!!

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  12. Looks great. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. Look for the new party up tonight.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Thank u Debi :) Have a creative week ahead!

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  13. Wow, I can't believe you can really paint upholstery! Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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  14. This is fantastic! Your post has been selected as a Feature on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Come and check it out. It has also been Pinned and Tweeted! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Have a super day! Must Love Home

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    1. Thank you for the feature Christine and also for hosting every week! Have a blessed day :)

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  15. That looks really great! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Thank u for stopping by and hosting. Have a wonderful Friday!
      Hugs

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