Painting Upholstered Furniture ~ The Queen's Chair

I "sat" on this chair for nearly a year before I decided what to do with it :)

 Fit for a Queen
 and that would be YOU
 ornate heavy carving, curvy, romantic, pink, gold, shabby, chippy, tufted, and ruched 
with a feather filled squishy cushion

What's not too like?....  Right?
it had some problems....the pink wasn't the right color and the fabric had seen better days...way better days.
I painted it....everything....the wood and fabric
using Feathernester's fabulous new mineral chalk paints.
A creation of the owner, Tony.  Named  The Painted Nest Mineral Paints 
let me tell you, they are fabulous to work with, creamy, thick and go on smooth as lotion.
The paint is housed is these cute little jars, just under a quart and cost is $15.00. Right now, the colors are Robin's Egg, Herb Garden, Buttermilk, Dove Gray and Baby Powder

I chose Dove Gray for this project and after just the first few strokes fell in love with the color.
perfect painting day outside with glorious sunshine and a slight breeze....paint dries fast so I got two coats on in a couple of hours

 hint: painting on a dolly cart makes the work go even faster....instead of turning the chair, I just turn the dolly

 love love love that ruching on the side of the seat....a beautiful French touch

 painting the front side

Even the underside got the royal treatment with a new burlap cover

The Painted Nest mineral paints

the finished product with a settee to match  ~  absolutely gorgeous

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Junkchiccottage said...

Love it Lynn. So pretty. What a difference some paint can make on a piece. Great job.

Terra said...

The colors of these paints are subtle and poetic, and your chair has good "bones" with the carvings, so it looks pretty now. I had no idea you can paint fabric for chairs; I've learned something new today.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Gorgeous,Lynn. You did a great job. xo Laura

The Polka Dot Closet said...

We seldom get peeks of your booth...Gorgeous, so interesting vintage rusty cool!!! I love the painted chair. I did outside chairs with chalk paint, they are a little stiff like canvas, but since they are outside it is perfect. How does the fabric that you painted feel, is this chalk paint? Always something new to learn about in blog land!


NanaDiana said...

Oh,Lynn! THAT is gorgeous. You did a fabulous job! I have been painting fabric for years with just regular old paint and it works great. I sand lightly between coats so that it doesn't feel stiff. I have never tried it with the chalk paint. That sounds like GREAT paint. AND about half the price of some of the other chalk paint.

When you get a chance could you email me an update on Gar? I just wonder how he is doing. Thanks-Hope you had a great day. xo Diana

Sue McPeak said...

You've done it AGAIN...what a transformation! Just gorgeous! Very glad to learn about the paint that goes on fabric as well as the wood. Enjoyed seeing your booth! This retired 'Dealer' is about to come out of retirement...waiting on a booth. Have missed it so much! Enjoyed this post...see ya again, soon!
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Sandi McBride said...

Your taste is exquisite...this is a chair that needs a room built around it~!Love it

Alycia Nichols said...

I wish Feathernesters was nearby! I would be a regular shopper!

It's amazing how you can so easily work to make something look so great! You put a lot of work into the Queen's chair!

Sarah said...

Lynn, this was some project. It looks great!

LesleyAnn said...

I've seen that people paint fabric but have never seen the fabric "in person". You can sit on and feel the fabric just like original fabric? Does it have a stiff or odd feel to it?

Jen said...

So pretty! I love how it turned out. How does sitting on the furniture feel after it has been painted? Does the paint crack or is it better to use as a decorative piece?

BTW.... my blog has moved. Would love for you to stop by some time!!


Happy Monday!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your chair is fit for a queen
I love painted furniture
I have painted 3 leather and cloths chairs which turned out great

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