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Do you have any handed down furniture that you don’t want to get rid of, but you know something has to be done? That was when I decided that painting a leather chair needed to happen… in a metallic silver!
Over the years, my husband and I have been handed down a good bit of furniture. We are so grateful, but sometimes action needs to be taken to make something a little different to fit in with the decor of our home. Take for example, this lovely navy wingback chair…
Dear goodness… my childhood cats apparently loved this chair. I thought long and hard about donating it, but then I thought that it would look super cool painted silver. So… I got out a bottle of DecoArt’s Dazzling Metallic Silver and painted a little in a hidden place. It worked great… so now I had to paint the whole thing!
I used some fine sandpaper and gently worked on the areas that the kitties really did a number on and wiped everthing down will with a rag. Once it was dry, I painted on 3 coats of the acrylic craft paint. I was so surprised, but the chair is still soft and after a few days of drying, it isn’t sticky at all. It also totally minimized the scratches and you wouldn’t even know unless I told you about them.
The one thing I would mention is to be careful and intentional with your brush strokes. You need to go slow and paint in the same direction for each section of the chair. I can’t make any promises on how this will do for you, but it has worked like a charm for us and she sure is pretty in my craft room!
For more pictures and projects from my craft room, I’d love for you to take a look at my Craft Room Tour!
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Ashley @ Cherished Bliss says
This is awesome Tricia!! I love how it turned out!
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
How very cool! Great job!
Beth @WiccanMakeSomeToo says
First post I have seen of something like this. I have two antique Moroccan chairs that were left to the elements before I got them. The leather on the seats shows the horrors wind. rain & hurricanes can do to leather. Now I have hope. A wickedly huge thanks to you for this!
Madame Fabulous says
Did you seal it in any way or give it a coat of crime wax? Very cool and I will keep it in mind when I come across a leather chair at a thrift shop that needs some help. Thanks!
Cristina@Remodelando la Casa says
I love how it turned out, awesome color!
Shut the front door! This is amazing gotta tell my daughter, thanks for the tute
Viki B says
I love this! I wonder if it will wear well. Then again, leather scuffs anyway. It looks really wonderful.
Wow this looks awesome!!! Where did you find that pillow though??? I LOVE it!
Sooo chic! Love it! I’m new to the DIY game so I was curious if you’re able to sit in it? Does the paint wear off at on your clothing?
Trish & Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
I don’t think I would recommend this for a chair that gets daily and constant use. No paint has come off, but I could see if you had jeans on that the hardware could possibly make a mark. Hope this helps!
I see this was done a while ago, how well has the paint held up over time?
How did the paint hold up? I am thinking about doing this to a chair in my master. Gets very little use so I think painting would be durable.