Tips and Guides

3 Photo Pegs That Will Inspire You To Paint Upholstered Chairs

It's time to bring out your art essentials!

Shares

A lot of homeowners are guilty of owning a sofa or a lounge chair that has seen better days. We tend to put off its maintenance because reupholstery can be very expensive. 

Before tossing it out, try your hand at transforming it with fabric paint. It's a great way to conceal stubborn stains, upgrade outdated designs, and make a well-loved piece look brand new. 

If you haven't experimented with painting fabric before, don't worry, you can browse through this step-by-step guide. Once you're ready to get crafty, steam your favorite seat clean, and be inspired by these color ideas: 

Main photo from: Chalkworthy and Elizabeth Joan Designs.  

Go bold with a pattern 

If an old accent chair is making your living area look dull and plain, consider going for a print to give it a fun twist. You can opt for something simple like polka dots or rosemaling if you're into detail. 

RL Tip: Use a stencil when painting geometric designs to make the prints consistent.

Photo from Better After

An unexpected pop of color

Try a full-cover paint job in yellow or any bright hue if you're looking to incorporate color into your decor. Vibrant shades are perfect for bringing any space back to life and an easy way to turn anything into a standout piece.

Photo from Why Don't You Make Me?

Back to basics with monochrome

Simple doesn't always mean boring. More often than not, streamlined decor give spaces a sophisticated feel. For a clean and crisp look, use a neutral color like gray, tan, or even black. 

Photo from Elizabeth Joan Designs

More on Realliving.com.ph

RL Makeovers: Cool Colors and Upcycled Furniture for a Mandaluyong City House

Expert Advice: 5 Things to Check When Buying Furniture

6 Budget-Friendly Updates for the Home

Shares

Latest Stories

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants

Here's Why You Should Skip Bringing Your Phone To The Bathroom

Trust us, liking that photo on Instagram can wait for a few minutes

7 Planners For An Inspired 2018

Stay organized and keep your goals in sight with these picks

These Christmas Ornaments Will Make You Feel Like Dancing

Celebrate a yearly Christmas ballet tradition with The Nutcracker collection

15 Calming Photos of Modern Minimalist Homes

Because less is more

10 Life-Changing Cleaning Habits For Lazy People

We've got the strategies for keeping an impeccably clean house without losing your mind
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!