DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY Painted Chair Makeover

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & clothDIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Okay, so I’ve this Ikea chair forever. It was one of those things you have in your house but you also still forget you even own because it’s literally just there, you know? Since we had a ton of leftover fabric paint from the DIY workshop, so I figured what the heck, I’ll paint it! At least if this DIY painted chair makeover extravaganza went really south I wouldn’t miss the chair, ha!

I think I like how it turned out though! What do you all think? Don’t get me wrong, I know the pattern is a little crazy, but would you ever paint a pattern on one of your old chairs? The good thing about the particular is that it’s doesn’t get super scratchy if you apply it lightly, here’s how I made mine…

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

The beautiful before photo…

Materials:

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & clothDIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

First, I screw the peg legs off and spray painted them gold, let them dry, and reattached them. Next, I removed the seat cushion and started with the peach half circles on that, and then painted the rest of the chair with the seat cushion removed so I could make it look like the pattern was all over (instead of weird breaks near the seam).

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

Once the peach pattern was painted and dried. I went back with the foam pouncer and antique gold to make dots randomly throughout and let dry.

That’s about all she wrote though! It was really simple and I had it finished in just a couple of hours. I think if it I did it all over again I would do move of a messy brushstroke like I did on this pillow though, what do you think? DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & clothDIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY Painted Chair Makeover

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & clothDIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Okay, so I’ve this Ikea chair forever. It was one of those things you have in your house but you also still forget you even own because it’s literally just there, you know? Since we had a ton of leftover fabric paint from the DIY workshop, so I figured what the heck, I’ll paint it! At least if this DIY painted chair makeover extravaganza went really south I wouldn’t miss the chair, ha!

I think I like how it turned out though! What do you all think? Don’t get me wrong, I know the pattern is a little crazy, but would you ever paint a pattern on one of your old chairs? The good thing about the particular is that it’s doesn’t get super scratchy if you apply it lightly, here’s how I made mine…

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

The beautiful before photo…

Materials:

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & clothDIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

First, I screw the peg legs off and spray painted them gold, let them dry, and reattached them. Next, I removed the seat cushion and started with the peach half circles on that, and then painted the rest of the chair with the seat cushion removed so I could make it look like the pattern was all over (instead of weird breaks near the seam).

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

Once the peach pattern was painted and dried. I went back with the foam pouncer and antique gold to make dots randomly throughout and let dry.

That’s about all she wrote though! It was really simple and I had it finished in just a couple of hours. I think if it I did it all over again I would do move of a messy brushstroke like I did on this pillow though, what do you think? DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & clothDIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

Comments

  • Gilly

    04.22.15

    Love this makeover…the chair looks way cuter now! I love the randomness of the pattern and your colour choices!

  • Andrea

    04.22.15

    This is amazing! I’m not a huge DIYer but your site has seriously been inspiring me lately. Thanks for all the great posts!

  • Amy W

    04.22.15

    I would pay money for that beauty!

  • Courtney

    04.22.15

    I think it turned out great! The brushstroke pattern would be great too – I love that you just tried something without knowing how it would turn out and it ended up great!

    -courtney

  • Les

    04.22.15

    i have this exact same chair and its exactly erm, well mine still is! still just sitting there.
    i’ve wondered what to do with it afraid to act upon it in case i messed it up and then….here you come from the heavens and give me the most excellent idea ever!!!!

    I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!

  • Cyd

    04.22.15

    This is so cute!

  • Caroline

    04.22.15

    Ohhh myyy gawddd this is SO GOOD. Genius. I can only imagine the extreme fear/excitement before committing to that first brushstroke… it turned out beautifully!

  • ISOSCELLΔ

    04.22.15

    I have this chair! This is such a good idea!! Thanks :)

    isoscella.blogspot.co.uk

  • Eileen M.

    04.24.15

    This is such a pretty diy! I’m in love with this one! Really! Your work is always so inspiring!

  • Felt Ball Rug

    04.25.15

    Not only does that chair look cozy, it also looks totally fashion forward! The mustard yellow is such a brilliant accent color and the polka dots would look awesome alongside a custom Felt Ball Rug!

  • Tisha

    04.28.15

    Where did you buy that lovely cactus next to the chair?

  • Julie Wylie

    04.29.15

    I’ll admit this probably isn’t a pattern I’d want for myself, but I *love* it nonetheless! Such a fun DIY.

  • Mary

    05.03.15

    I’m inspired! For almost a year now I’ve been looking at an ugly ottoman and wanting to paint it. You’ve made it look so easy, so I’m off to get the paint & embark on an unfamiliar painting journey!
    The fabric I’ll be painting on is a green & rust colored print. I want to use gray paint. Will it need to be dark to cover the fabric color? I guess what I’m asking is if the paint will cover the existing color?

  • Artibonita

    05.18.15

    Great idea! I’m going to buy me some fabric paint now :)
    I like the brush strokes you used here. It’s very “in” right now.

  • Denise Laborde

    06.17.15

    I LOVE this and REALLY want to give it a try. The colors and pattern you chose are A +++ ! Thanks for sharing.

  • Charlene

    11.06.16

    We have 2leather chairs like this. They are pale yellow. What kind d of paint would you use to paint leather?

    • Ashley said:

      We’ve never painted on leather, but I would recommend textile paint!