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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!