How to Paint Crushed Velvet Furniture
Learn how to paint velvet furniture!
We are adding the idea to your Ideas.
The idea was added to your Ideas.
Do you have a piece of furniture that you don't quite like the look of but can't bring yourself to part with? You should try painting it by following this How to Paint Crushed Velvet Furniture tutorial. You probably didn't know that you could paint velvet or other fabrics, but indeed you can. Learning how to paint velvet is so easy with this step-by-step tutorial to help you along. You can transform a furniture piece from an eye-sore to your best piece with this furniture painting tutorial.
Note from the designer: "Did you know you can paint velvet fabric? Yes, paint it. Check out the blue side of this chair which is PAINT! Looks like a totally new piece of furniture, doesn’t it??? And the best part is... IT STAYS SOFT! It still FEELS soft like velvet instead of feeling a little harder like patio furniture. Basically you are “dying” the fabric on this technique so instead of the paint sitting ON TOP of the fabric (and drying down hard and stiff), you work the paint INTO the fabric to essentially 'dye' it. So much better!"
Time to CompleteWeekend project
Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects
- Old velvet upholstered furniture
- Clear fabric paint
- Chalk paint
- Sanding block (fine or medium grit)
- Chip brush
DIY Project Instructions
In an old coffee container or bucket of some kind, mix the following: 1 part FAB clear (fabric paint) + 1 part chalk type paint (the blue) + 5 parts water. This is a very thin, very runny mixture like the consistency of milk. You will not need much at all. We used less than a quart total of this mixture on this 1/2 chair.
Brush the first layer on. Try to work it into the tufting and all the seams. If the cushion CAN come off, take it off. Otherwise, just work your brush into the cracks. And if it’s easier to work the color into the fabric with your glove and hand, do that.
Let it dry. And this layer may look scary when it’s done. But DON’T PANIC YET!
After the paint is dry, next comes the most important part: SAND THE PAINTED FABRIC WITH A SANDING BLOCK. This will make the fabric go back to feeling soft!
Then do another layer of painting and sanding and another coat of paint and sanding until the color is as deep as you want it!
Want more DIY furniture ideas? Check out our fabulous collection of furniture tutorials! Find painting furniture tutorials and more! Fantastic Furniture: 24 DIY Furniture Ideas
Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!
Tags / Related Topics
Your Recently Viewed Ideas
Report Inappropriate Comment
Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.
Project of the Day
Let's be honest the space under our beds usually looks more like a hurricane hit it rather than organized and clean. Check out this… Continue reading: "5-Minute IKEA Hack Underbed Storage"
- Antique Ladder DIY Shelves
- Kitchen Storage from a Broken Chair
- Pink DIY Coffee Table
- Red Converted Radio Stand Kitchen Island
- Bookcase Turned Into a Coffee Station
- Maldivian Style Bamboo Swing Chairs
- End Table Coastal Makeover
- Old Jewelry DIY Drawer Pulls
- How to Paint Crushed Velvet Furniture
- Unexpected Dresser into Shelves Makeover
Our Newest Ideas & Articles
- DIY Mini Popsicle Journal Card and Photo Stand
- No Sew Fabric Pumpkin
- Decoupage Autumn Pumpkins
- Gorgeous Wine Glass Stems Planters
- Garden Art Diy
- How To Make A Diffuser Bracelet
- How to Grow Arugula
- How to Grow Broccoli
- Wax Preserved Leaves