Painting a Leather Chair… Yes I did!

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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!

How to paint a leather chair with  a few bottles of craft paint.  This metallic silver chair was a cinch to do! Uncommon Designs

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…

How to paint a leather chair with  a few bottles of craft paint.  This metallic silver chair was a cinch to do! Uncommon Designs

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!

How to paint a leather chair with  a few bottles of craft paint.  This metallic silver chair was a cinch to do! Uncommon Designs

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.

How to paint a leather chair with  a few bottles of craft paint.  This metallic silver chair was a cinch to do! Uncommon Designs

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!

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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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Comments

  1. 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!

  2. Tracy says

    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?

  3. Cheri says

    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.

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