I am really lucky and win things all the time. (I’m not really, but shhhh, I’m trying to trick the universe). I can’t think of the last thing I won. Hmmm. I did win a trophy at a Halloween party I attended this year for ‘Best Dance Moves’ but, no, I earned that one. Gosh, I don’t think I’ve won anything lately. Not $2 on a scratcher, no free concert tickets from the radio, nuthin’.
What about you? Are you one of those guys who has all the luck? Have you won anything cool lately? Vicki from 2 Bees in a Pod recently won a prize in a raffle drawing: this wingback chair! It was a solid chair in great shape, but that fabric … not her favorite.
She priced out a reupholstery job and was dismayed to discover it would cost her around $700. So much for that free chair. So she decided to try a different route, and …
… she reupholstered her chair? I thought we just talked about this.
No silly, she painted it! Doesn’t it look brand new? Probably because she didn’t just slop paint on until the old fabric was covered. She took her time, painstakingly applying thin layers of a paint and fabric-medium mixture and letting each dry overnight.
The fabric medium is key to keeping the paint from becoming too hard and cracking. But even so, the texture of the fabric will change. However, if done correctly, it should feel only slightly stiffer, like canvas.
It took her days to complete, but cost a mere $22! That’s more like it, free chair.
See her whole step-by-step on her blog 2 Bees in a Pod.