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Do you have an old (really old) armchair or sofa in need of a little love? Don't wait for a windfall to re-upholster your fabric furniture — transform your pieces right now with a little fabric paint. You won't be the first to do it.

Paint can hide a multitude of thrifted fabric furniture sins — bad colors and outdated patterns — but it can also make things interesting by giving boring chairs a bright color or fun modern pattern. Do it just for a while, until you can re-upholster, or do it forever. The verdict from these crafty DIYers is that painted fabric looks and feels like new.

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Almost New Blue X-Benches

How To from Jenny of Little Green Notebook

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Basement Chair Does Blue

Charlotte from Ciburbanity (Tutorial on My Passion for Decor)

Stenciled IKEA Armchair

Before & After from Ainhoa of A Little Bite of Everything

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Floral Yard Sale Sofa Goes Chic

Before & After from Jen of Fabric Bliss

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Making a Red Headboard White

Mandi of Vintage Revivals