It was another busy weekend and I am still working on the living room, but not quite done, so I wanted to share another project that was done. We were given this roll top desk and it was in need of a chair, so Mr. OMT and I paid a visit to our local thrift shop in hopes to find one. They had several desk chairs, but not the color we wanted. I had heard of painting fabric and for $7.00 investment, I thought I would give it a try….What could it hurt, Right?
this is what it looked like when we purchased it. Mr. OMT taped off all the wood parts
Mixed a bottle of fabric medium and some oops paint we got from Home Depot $2.00 and 1.79 for the fabric medium which I ended up making up two batches.
I applied the first coat of paint and we weren’t to crazy about the color and it looked like vinyl you can see that on the bottom portion. I decided since I came this far, I would try and make it look some what like leather by adding some brown, working from the edges in.
When I told Mr. OMT I could paint it, he thought I was out of my tree and now he is very happy with his new faux leather desk chair. I have to admit I was a little not so sure how this would turn out, but I think it turned out quite nicely!
Going back to what you need to do this:
2oz of fabric medium (found at Michael’s)
4 oz latex paint
I did double this mixture and added some brown paint to give it a faux leather look.
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