DIY Chalk Paint: Painting and Reupholstering a Chair

Furniture Painting and Upholstering

I love the upholstery projects that make me smile

Working with a great fun fabric designed by my friend Kristin Nicholas of Kristin Nicholas Designs made this a great and happy project.  I was given these two chairs and new that doing something bright and cheerful would suit them well.  So I began the search for just the right fabric and came across one of Kristin’s designs on Spoonflower.  The color was not quite right but when I reached out to Kristin she said: “no problem, we can tweak it for you”.  I then showed Kristin the DIY Chalk Paint line that I had been looking at and she was able to change the fabric colorway to fit the paint colors I had chosen.  Having such a creative friend and one who loves color more than even I do is awesome.  Kristin has a funky colorful style that can make anyone’s day happy. You can purchase this fabric online at spoonflower.com.   Follow along with my upholstery journey by viewing the videos below as I reupholster the pink chair.

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Follow along as I reupholster these chairs!

Painting and Upholstering  Part 1

Upholstering The Chair We Painted Live Last Week

Join Kim as she upholsters this armchair that she has recently painted. Kim will be using a colorful fabric that she purchased from #Spoonflower. This fabric was designed by Kristin Nicholas of #KristinNicholasDesign. Please share this video and join in on the conversation by posting your questions and comments below.

Posted by Kim's Upholstery on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Painting and Reupholstering a Chair Part 2

Upholstering The Inside Back On The Small Painted Chair

Join Kim as she continues upholstering the small painted chair. In today's episode, Kim will start the inside back. Kim will be using a colorful fabric that she purchased from #Spoonflower. This fabric was designed by Kristin Nicholas of #KristinNicholasDesign. Please share this video and join in on the conversation by posting your questions and comments.

Posted by Kim's Upholstery on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Painting and Reupholstering a Chair Part 3

Finishing Up Painted Chair

Today should be our final day working on the Small Painted Chair. We will be adding the inside back and dscorative double cording. Join me and ask your upholstery and soft furnishing questions during the show. I look forward to hearing from you.

Posted by Kim's Upholstery on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

I hope you have enjoyed following along with me in my DIY Painting and Reupholstering project. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most in the comments below.  Every week we are live on Facebook and on YouTube as we bring a new project to you.

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About the Author:

Kimberley Chagnon
My name is Kimberley Chagnon and I am the owner of Kim’s Upholstery, located in the town of Greenfield in Western Massachusetts. When I started my upholstery business in 1996, I didn't know where it would take me, but I was ready to do what I loved and be my own boss. Now, we're a trusted source for upholstery services from custom–fitted slipcovers and cornice boards to custom curtains, covered headboards and more. When I'm not busy at the shop, I'm busy teaching. For the past six years, I've led classes for the Window Coverings Association of America group, popular conferences and the Sewing and Upholstery Retreat, which I co–founded. Now, I get the pleasure of teaching you too through our Online Upholstery Classes! I love to hear from our visitors so feel free to drop in a comment.

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