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We've seen the topic of painting upholstery come up from time to time to time, but this Before & After made my jaw drop. While I may have been on the fence before — one look at the After photo and I'm a believer.

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the After!

Given the option of spending hundreds of dollars to reupholster her Craigslist chair or experimenting with painting the fabric, Kristy Swain of Hyphen Interiors broke out the brushes. I'm amazed by the results and can't believe that the velvet actually retained its luster. If you have a thousand questions like I did, click over to her blog to read about the full process.

MORE INFO: Hyphen Interiors | Painted Upholstery Process Revealed

Images: Kristy Swain, Hyphen Interiors. Via Young House Love