Sunday, 29 January 2012

spray painted leather chair



 heres some after pictures of the chair in my lounge. i love how easy this project was.

 i picked up this chair for £10 at my local tip/recycling centre.  it was pretty banged up, but nothing a lick of paint couldnt solve, yes you read it right paint!!!. i saw a tutorial for a spray painted leather couch and it looked amazing, i was so gob smacked when i read the tutorial on johnny in a dress that i have been waiting to try it ever since. so when i saw this chair i knew i could make it the colour i wanted (white like always lol).

                                                                                before
 (its not an awful colour but it takes vintage a bit far for me as its all cracked and discoloured)
i sprayed the chair with white fabric/vinyl spray paint. i used two cans, it was super simple to do, and now the cracked leather chair has a new lease of life. i sprayed the chair over and over lightly following the instructions on the tin, so that it didnt run, as sometimes i tend to hold the can to close when im spray painting.



after
i just had to do it today, im so impatient. so because it was raining, as usual in england lol, i put the sun parasol up and stood underneath it worked a treat.



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37 comments

  1. Seriously? Painting leather? I'd never have thought it, but my goodness your "new" chair looks amazing! Please come and share this (and any other projects you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party! It's all happening right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com I hope to see you there! ~Jen

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  2. Aimee! That is too cool! Wow! P.S. My husband are making our first ever trip to England, I only just now realized you live there! We are soo excited. Anyways, love the chair and thanks for sharing!

    Stefani

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  3. I have never heard of this paint--it looks great!

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  4. It came out great!
    A few blog friends and I are hosting our first link party tomorrow to finish off the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge, we go live at 7amET. Today I revealed my project for the challenge, a gallery wall with only one screw in the wall. It would be great if you have a chance to check it out and link up! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/the-one-screw-gallery-wall-is-here/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

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  5. I never heard of spray painting leather, but it looks wonderful! I'd love for you to share this clever idea at my new party called Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/mix-it-up-monday_29.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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  6. Amazing! It looks awesome. Spray paint for leather... who would have thought... I'm going to try this!

    Nancy

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  7. Looks amazing! I'm going to search for this paint! Can't wait to try it!

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  8. Awesome job! I love the chair! I would of never thought to paint leather!!

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  9. I am SOOO glad I saw this! Visiting from Everything Under the Moon party! I just researched this very product yesterday and plan to spray paint a vinyl chair I have next weekend if the weather is cooperative! Glad to read how well it went...wish me luck!!

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  10. BRILLIANT~!! I love how it looks after! I just might have to spray paint a couple of leathered items in my house now! :D Thanks for the inspiration~! :)
    -Jane @ urbanejane.com

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  11. Beautiful!!! I love it! I have yet to try spray painting fabric or vinyl, but I am really wanting to.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  12. WOWZERS!!!! That is Amazing.. I don't think I will EVER pass up an UGLY leather/vinyl chair again.... :)
    http://shoprubyjean.com/2012/01/sew-crafty-tuesday-8-and-hightlights/

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  13. OMG, it actually worked?..!! I must give this
    paint a try because I have several pieces that
    could use it! Hmmm,, let me know how it holds
    up in a few weeks ok!
    Thanks so much for the post!
    Sandy

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  14. Had to come back to take another peak at this! Still LOVE it!! Thanks for linking up. Karah

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  15. I never knew you could spray paint leather! Absolutely perfect!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  16. Wow, that is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Yes! I'm not crazy. I do it too and everybody thinks I'm nuts. Good job, spray the next piece away, don't let detractors stop u, blessings, Marta.

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  18. I am gob smacked!! Who would have thunk it - it looks fab! So glad you joined our Impossibilities Challenge party!
    Kelly

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  19. I had not idea you could spray paint leather! Crazy. What an amazing transformation!

    Thanks for linking up to our "Impossibilities" challenge ...

    Linda

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  20. Hi Aimee! I'm a first-time visitor to your site--love it! I lived in England for 4 years, and reading your post made me feel like I was having a chat with some of my English friends. Onto the chair--so fabulous! I love the all-white look. This is making me size up dodgy-looking leather with a whole new eye...

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  21. I have sooooooooo been wanting to do this!!!! Turned out great!

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  22. Totally FAB! I've not seen this product, but will keep a look out for it!
    -Revi

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  23. That looks great!!! I've never seen vinyl spray paint before. Very cool!

    Thanks for linking it up at Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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  24. I'll be featuring you tomorrow during Sticker TIME!

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  25. Wow, I never knew you could spray paint leather, but if anyone would know you would. Boy if you should ever want any visitors I would be most happy to visit you in England. Seriously you always do such incredible work, i.e. pillow, painted trunk, telephone table redo, etc. etc. Your work/projects are always so inspiring. Thanks for sharing all your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!

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  26. What a transformation! It really turned out amazing. Love the whole idea of being able to paint leather to a different color.

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  27. So how does it hold up to wear and wiping over? I've never heard of such a thing, but it looks really cool. Nice job!

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  28. WOW. Okay, I'm amazed at this. I have this 30+ year old chair from my late uncle (a lovely Queen Anne style) that I've wanted to "deal with" for so long...because the orange/brown 1970's suede just isn't cutting it anymore. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I can't pin this fast enough!
    Would be delighted for you to share this at Mop it Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi
    (your newest follower)

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  29. I love it!! I have a spray painted leather chair I did a few years ago, it even made it to Design Sponge! They didn't have spray paint for leather and vinyl then, I just used Silver spray paint and did a lot of coats, very slowly. Your chair turned out gorgeous. So excited to try this new product!! BTW, my chair has not shown any signs of wearing, spray paint it amazing.

    PS I host a linky party every Friday-Sunday, I would LOVE it if you could link this up. This is one of those projects that seeing is believing. Thanks!

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  30. Wow! I've been wanting to try the Johnny in a Dress technique as well, and now that I've seen how beautifully it translates to a chair, I'll definitely be giving it a try!

    Spotlighting your post on my Facebook page today!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  31. I so badly want an old leather chair so I can try this. Yours look FABULOUS!

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  32. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest, posted on fb, and featured at Creative DIYers Club. Please feel free to grab the feature button :)

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  33. Did you pre-treat the wood on the chair, and paint it with the same paint?

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  34. Does this hold up to wear and tear? Would a couch in house of 3 kids hold up?? This looks amazing!

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  35. Is the chair definitely leather and not vinyl? I have a leather chesterfield that I want to paint but I'm terrified it will be the wrong paint.

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  36. Yes its definitely leather. If you buy the leather spray paint for car seats then you will be fine xxx

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  37. Could this work on a couch?

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