Thursday, May 23, 2013

What I'm up to now...... and its not even illegal.

A few months ago, a friend was telling me about an article she read about painting fabric furniture.  And while I had my doubts about it, I couldn’t quit reading blogs about it.  Seriously, I was like a serial killer stalking my prey.  So not knowing if I would be able to pull off a project of such magnitude, I wanted to go cheap.  Like.....super cheap. As in..... "got five bucks till payday next week" cheap.  And I think I did very well.... I’ve listed my costs below:

· Flea Market chair (in great shape, albeit a "unique" shade of gold. $15)

· Fabric Medium ($4 with Hobby Lobby coupon)

· Brushes (free—already had—but to put a cost, let’s say $5)

· Pillow—already had, and it just happened to match—yea me!

· Paint for fabric ($8—Walmart)

· Paint for arms and legs (free—I had leftovers.  But probably about $5)

·  Total cost: approximately $37 (I guessed on some of the cost, but if anything, I paid less).

· Time: Four days

Now.  I will tell you that the fabric doesn’t feel soft.  It has more of a burlap feel.  I think I should have sanded it more between coats.  But live and learn I always say (not really, but it sounds good).
However the paint stays on, and it’s a beautiful accent piece.   My husband and I both sit in it on occasion and I have had no reservations, it was much easier than I thought, and I love the idea of picking the type of chair AND the color for the need. 

As a matter of fact, I’ve done another victim  chair which I will show later.

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