And, I was unsure of what color or type of fabric to reupholster them in. I truly do not want to choose a fabric I may wind up unhappy with, cuz that's kind of a costly boo-boo.
After seeing all the happy reports of Pinterest of folks painting upholstered pieces, I thought well, even if I don't like it, I am planning on reupholstering anyway. And, it will let me play with color and try it out.
In this regard, the experiment was a success. But would I do this again? Um, no. Oh, wait I did not even show what the chair(s) look like painted.
I chose the Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk paint to do the honors with. Why graphite gray? Husband works on cars... enough said.
Three days and three coats of paint (1 and 1/2 quarts), aching fingers and hands... not sure if the effort was worth the results. It does let me make a more informed choice as to fabric color when I go to reupholster (sometime this summer, as funds permit). I do like the graphite gray color, and I know now that I want a linen like finish on the fabric and I think silver nail heads adorning the wing parts of the chair and the very bottom front where there is a slight curve.
Poor photo, it really is all one color, the streaky look is probably due to lighting (and my poor photography!). I do still have to stain the chair legs.
The short answer on painting upholstered pieces, yea or nay? Nay, Neit, Nope, Negatory, Neine. I'll throw a blanket over whatever it is in the future and wait until I can get the piece reupholstered appropriately.
On to my next painting project. Another little end table!
Next time, y'all!
P.S. I truly cannot wait until I can stage and photo and post pretty things, but in the meantime this is my un-staged life.