Can You Paint a Fabric Chair? Yes. And You Should.

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Paint can hide a multitude of thrifted fabric furniture sins — bad colors and outdated patterns — but it can also make things interesting by giving boring chairs a bright color or fun modern pattern.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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(Image credits: Little Green Notebook; Ciburbanity; A Little Bite of Everything; Fabric Bliss; Vintage Revivals)