Thursday, February 23, 2012

No use crying over spilt paint.....

Spilling paint isn't always a bad thing, seriously.  I picked up this charming frenchee chair at the Habitat store.  It had some ugly mauve colored fabric upholstery and I knew it had to go.  However, removing the back cushion was going to be a job.

So, I started painting the frame with the upholstery intact.....

Then I accidentally spilled some of the paint on the fabric and looked pretty darn good.  So I did what any good junker artist whose worth her weight in gold would do....I painted it!!!!

The paint is Behr's "blush pink."
It's not sticky or tacky.  It's actually very smooth and looks like
a really good quality oil cloth.  I did add a coat of clear polyurethane to protect it and add durability.

Who knew a big spill could turn out so well....

Oh, by the way....I also made this cute french image pillow.

 I also found this really cute retro ottoman in pink!!!  Now how lucky is that......Notice how everything is "cute."

So, there you have it.  No use crying over spilt paint. I've heard of fabric paint but never tried it and this seemed to work really well.
I might even try it again on another project.



Okio B Designs said...

Love, love, love the pinks Sissie! And that pillow is to die for! I just can't believe you painted the fabric. Who knew?! I couldn't even tell!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie that chair is adorable. Love the color and painted cushion is great! Wow! I can't seem to get enough Pink! hugs, Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I have that same chair, I need to do something with it. Love yours and the paint looks amazing. I have seen several in blogland paint upholstery and they say it works like a dream. Hugs, marty

Lucille said...

An accident that turned out very well. That chair is truly unique and that retro ottoman is gorgeous! You were so lucky to find it in pink! I have never seen a pink one before!

Terry said...

I have had so many mistakes come out wonderfully like your chair that I don't even sweat it anymore...because I know.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am amazed! It really, truly looks good but I never would have thought! It's a gorgeous chair! And I love the ottoman, too! Good job, Sissie! :)


Vicki said...

Sissie, "cute" is always good! My sister and I have a running joke about why we just have to purchase something we see when we are shopping together. We always say we just HAD to have it because it was so CUTE! I love how your chair turned out, and the pink ottoman is adorable. I am very much a pink sort of girl. Enjoy your upcoming weekend, my friend. Vicki

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

hi sissie...glad you tried the painted works great,doesn't it. Chair looks wonderful.'


Sonia said...

Wow that is hard to believe that it looks so good with a coat of paint over the fabric! Who knew? Love surprises...and that chair, pillow and ottoman are wonderful together! Beautiful job!!
Miss Bloomers

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The chair looks so good Sissie! Good description too, I can imagine how it feels when you describe it like an oilcloth. Super cute ottoman~!

Cindy said...

NO WAY! That color pink on that darling chair is perfect! Oh my gosh! You couldn't have picked a prettier combination, so funny. And, ummm, the script pillow totally completely finishes it off.


Allison said...

I love pink and what a lovely shade. It looks fantastic, Sissie!

CHERI said...

I would have never thought you could paint fabric with anything other than fabric paint, but it looks awesome. That pink ottomon is just to die for and with that chair...a match made in heaven:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I was noticing how everything was pink, Sissie, except for the pillow! But, yes, it is all cute, too. : ) I never would have thought you painted that cushion from the picture. I've been readng about a lot of people doing that and it sounds like it comes out pretty good. Nice option if the upholstery is in good shape and you can't upholster a piece.

Deserae said...

Your chair turned out the little pink ottoman too :o)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you painted that fabric. It looks so good. I would be afraid to paint fabric. Doesn't it make it hard? Cute ottoman, too.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love the blush pink color!! I have never tried painting fabric, but I know people do and you have works! You must have died and gone to heaven when you found the pink ottoman!!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have been seeing a lot of this fabric painting lately but I have not been brave enough..yet. Your chair looks great!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything matches well! Love the cute little ottoman:@)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

The ottoman is the icing on the cake. Perfect!

Gail said...

The chair turned out great Sissie! I have not been brave enough to try and paint fabric but seeing yours maybe I will. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Dorthe said...

I love it dear Sissie,
looks so lovely, -how did you mANAge to get into all corners, and nooks, I wonder!
Lovely pinks- I just adore :)

NanaDiana said...

I painted a settee once. Does your chair feel really "stiff" like canvas? I used it for several years and now my daughter has it. It held up beautifully.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE tha pink ottoman. I would buy that from you in a heartbeat if I lived closer...for the little gitls' room. Did I say I LOVE IT? xo

Polly said...

love it!! so much!!!

Jacqueline said...

Okay, now you really have my attention. Pink is so lovely, that ottoman is a rare find. The chair and the ottoman are enough to make my Tuscan look go bye bye!

Crying over spilt paint,
Crying over spilt milk is a waste of time but crying over spilt meatloaf on my carpet was a very good cry.

Cynthia said...

Love this Chair!! What a find. I love the pillow on the back I have a pillow with French writing on it too.

Riet said...

Now you did it again, you found the most beautiful things. Lucky you.
Have a nice weekend

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow! Who would have thought! It looks fabulous, Sissie! Your frenchy pillow is darling too. Have a great weekend.


Ruffles n Raspberries said...

Love, love love your pink chair! It sure doesn't look painted at all, looks like that's they way it was made.. great job!!

Dirt Princess said...

thats what I call a good screw up :-) very nice

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Amazing! I'd love to see that painted finish up close. It turned out gorgeous!

Victorian1885 said...

The chair looks great and wow that ottoman is to die for!

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

The chair turned out beautifully, love the pink painted cloth cushions...nice idea.

arrielle_p said...

Amazingly designing of that pillow and chair. Love the last photo too and I think that is fit for my condo in Philippines. :)

Passionate for White said...

Not just cute.... STINKIN' CUTE!!

Sares said...


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