Friday, September 30, 2011

Idea Thief: Painting Fabric on Furniture

Hello There!

When I'm going through Pinterest or the blogs I frequent, every once in a while I will come across a project I must do immediately. (Take my kitchen curtains for an example. Or Lila's children book shelves)

This is definitely one of those projects.

You can actually paint furniture. I know. It's revolutionary. I hate (HATE) sewing slipcovers. I can't do it. I read tutorial after tutorial, but they always come down to 1 thing...sewing a lot of fabric. If you've ever seen me take on a large project and there is any degree of measurement or accuracy involved, I will screw it up. This is one of the reasons I'm still trying to sew a kennel cover for my husband (which by the way was part of his Christmas gift last year). I have a half finished quilt I started for a friend that got married in 2009. I have a t-shirt quilt I started sewing in 2007 that has been taken apart twice and is maybe a third of the way done. Lots of fabric and I don't mix.

However, this paint furniture concept has actually changed my world. If you have been a reader for a long time, you'd know I begged and pleaded for this patterned arm chair. I was so excited to have it. I sit in it all the time. And within two months the stupid thing was falling apart. The arm of it is loose. It's so thread bare now, I can see the cushion. It's only 3 years old! Argh! I've been playing around with the idea of cover it (I have to admit...the pattern I loved so much 3 years ago isn't so great now). However, I can't sew large projects.

I am going to paint this old beat up chair...maybe even this weekend. It's a "project" weekend for me...although I really should do the ever large project of "cleaning" instead. So, we will see.

I am thinking a nice yellow to go with our aqua-ish couch (which has held up considerably better) and our eventual grey walls.

Check out Hyphen Interiors for the revolutionary tutorial! Oh, and don't forget to check out the reader's pink chaise they posted as well. It's amazing.

Picture from Hyphen Interiors


1 comment

Hyphen Interiors said...

I cannot wait to see how your chair turns out! Fun!

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