Since I use this chair daily and wanted a durable covering, I decided to give it a second coat after 3 hours of drying. Then, I let it dry overnight.
Next morning, after applying a coat of neutral color wood wax with a rag and buffering with another clean rag, the chair was ready.
This step is optional but I found that waxing the chair, gave a nice smooth and soft touch to the project, besides a very natural low sheen.
Making the cushion
Using the original cushion of the chair as a template, I drew the shape on a piece of fabric. Then, I cut and sew it up as a cover for the cushion.
The entire project was completed in less than 24 hours and cost me under $45.00 Canadian dollars.
I wouldn’t change anything on the process of renovating this chair.
And I’m very pleased with the professional appearance of the finished project. It was cost effective and easy to do. What’s more, I saved a perfectly sturdy chair from the landfill with a water soluble and odorless paint, some elbow grease and remnant fabric.
A true success!
Hope other readers will find this guide on painting fabric with chalk paint helpful.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.