I spied this great but grungy cane chair at the Flea Market this week and I had to have it.
I have read a lot on other blogs about painting fabric with chalk paint, so I decided to try it on this chair. The chair was upholstered in suede leather and I thought that the chalk paint would make it smooth.
I mixed up some home-made chalk paint in Milky White by Benjamin Moore. First I painted water to the seat to get the suede moist. The next step was to just paint on my chalk paint, let it dry, and paint some more. It took about 3 coats of chalk paint. After it dried I distressed the edges and then waxed both the seat and the frame with AS clear wax. It is buttery smooth and not hard and there are no cracks. I am impressed for my first time with how well the chalk paint covers and stains the leather.
I think I might have to try this again.
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