Good morning and happy Monday! Is anyone else thrilled to see some rain finally? We sure need it! So, I’m taking advantage of the rainy day and am learning how to paint fabric with chalk paint. Does it work? Let’s find out.
I bought this cute little stool this past weekend at a local barn sale for $20. (Yes, the magical number for me.) I’ve been looking for a larger stool for the vanity in our master bathroom and this one fit the bill!
The fabric on top of the stool was stained and looked as though it had gotten some paint on it. The rest of it was simply dirty but the stool itself was nice and sturdy.
The stool has good bones and the pretty shape will go nicely in our recently renovated bathroom. It measures approximately 19 inches high and 24 inches wide. It will fill the space better than the old stool I believe. I’ll relocate the old one to the guest room.
I’ve used chalk paint to paint furniture on many occasions and saw recently where people are using chalk paint to paint fabric as well. Painting fabric? For $20 it was worth a shot. Right?
So, I bought a small container of Amy Howard at Home One Step chalk paint in white. The actual color is called Bauhaus Buff. It’s a bit pricey. For a small 8 ounce container it is $15.99. Luckily I had a $5 off coupon at Ace Hardware and that softened the blow a bit. This project took nearly the entire container. Sigh.
I painted the base of the stool first then turned my attention to the fabric. I painted around the cording first then worked my way around the sides of the stool and then the top. The fabric really soaks up the paint! Here is how it looked during the painting process.
Then here is how the fabric looked after the first coat of chalk paint. Make sure you paint along the grain of the fabric for a more natural look. I let the fabric dry for about an hour and added another coat.
And here is the finished painted fabric! It looks so pretty and clean. The texture feels like leather.
Here she is all finished! I haven’t decided if I will distress the legs or add a light wax. For now I like it just as it is. And the crisp white will match our new cabinet color. Isn’t the power of paint amazing? I’m seriously thinking about making my own chalk paint in the future.
And one more before and after…Once it is completely dry I’ll put it in our master bathroom and see how it looks! I’ll also share how the seat feels once its dry. The stool will get very little use so I’m assuming the painted fabric will hold up just fine. Now the stool feels fresh and clean!
And the top of the stool…..
I have a few more painting projects waiting in the wings this week. I just hope I’ll be able to form a fist in order to hold my paint brush and roller! Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo Dell