DIY Painted Chair Makeover

DIY Painted Chair — Refresh your home decor with a DIY painted chair makeover for that old piece of furniture you forgot you even owned!

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

Okay, so I’ve this Ikea chair forever. It was one of those things that you have in your house, but you also still forget you even own because it’s literally just there, you know?

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 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

And here’s the beautiful before photo…

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

Materials Needed To Make A DIY Painted Chair

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

How To Make A DIY Painted Chair

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

First, I screw the peg legs off and spray paint them gold. let them dry and reattached them.

Next, I removed the seat cushion and started painting the peach half circles on cushion and then painted the rest of the chair with the seat cushion removed.

This is 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.

 DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

25 thoughts on “DIY Painted Chair Makeover”

  1. Love this! What is the texture of the painted area? I have a couple of chairs I intend to paint and want them to feel like fabric, not paint when they are done.

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  2. lOVE IT!
    I HAVE A QUESTION AFTER ALL IS “SET AND DONE” CAN I ACTUALLY USE IT (SIT ON IT?) I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH FABRIC PAINTS

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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?

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!!!!!

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  9. 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

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

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