Reupholstering miniature furniture is sooooo hard. Who’s got time for that?
A few months ago, I was staring at two light green armchairs in my paneled library roombox. “Nooooooo”, I kept thinking, “that light green color totally works”. And “silk is the new leather.”
Eventually I bowed to the inevitable: only dark green leather armchairs would work. There’s a reason things become cliche.
Because they look GOOD! Because I took the lazy way out and I painted them with fabric paint.
But here’s the IMPORTANT part!!! There’s two steps:
- Use “Slick” fabric paint mixed with regular fabric paint. You want it to have a little sheen, a little slickness.
- Once the paint has thoroughly dried, rub clear furniture wax all over it and then buff with a soft cloth to get the leather look.
Yay, soooooo easy!
6 thoughts on “Making Leather with … Paint!”
Nice! Like the new, bold color.
Thanks so much Eden!
On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Kim's Miniature Scene wrote:
Looks great! And solves a problem I’m having for years now.
Thanks Barbara! Sorry for the late response. 🙂 Did you fix the problem? Would love to see photos!
What is “slick” fabric paint? I have assorted types of fabric paint but nothing either named this or that definitely stands out as particularly slick. Sounds like an interesting technique!
Hi Ann, “Slick” fabric paint is a version of the Tulip paints. You can get it at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Jo-Anns. Here’s a link to one at Jo-Anns so you can see what it looks like – it will say Slick right on the bottle. https://www.joann.com/tulip-dimensional-fabric-paint-4oz/zprd_04206652a.html#q=slick%2Bfabric%2Bpaint&start=1