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Fun Animal Print Fabric For Vintage Bench Seat Cover

Animal Print Fabric For Seat Cover

Wait until you see this animal print fabric. The fluffy frilly dogs are cute as can be. It’s themed furniture day and the theme is “animal”. I’m not too much on painting zebra stripes or cow spots on furniture so I did this….

 Animal Print Fabric Seat Cover Petticoat Junktion

I fell in love with this fabric at Hobby Lobby. I mean, who wouldn’t! The colors are perfect and the little dogs are so cute.

best in show poodle fabric Petticoat Junktion project

The vintage vanity stool is the one I picked up for $5 when the local thrift store was having a 50% off sale. If you aren’t near a Hobby Lobby and are interested in the fabric I found it here…. Best in Show Puddle Fabric. (just trying to be helpful….it is cute fabric,  this is not a sponsored post)

best in show puddle fabric Petticoat JUnktion furniture makeover

I mixed my colors for the makeover.

mixing paint Petticoat Junktion

The one on the left is a light tan. I was trying to mix a color with a hint of yellow but couldn’t find any thing to mix in my stash. Then I spotted some free paint samples I got at the Haven Conference. It was 3 small bottles of Fusion paint. There was a really pale gray, a really pale tan, and a really pale yellow.

I mixed them together and the color was perfect. Only thing was….there wasn’t much of it. So I just used the paint on the left as a base coat and used the paint on the right as the top coat. I had plenty of both paints left over. I haven’t used the Fusion paint before…any of ya’ll? It’s a really thin but it covered pretty well.

covering a chair seat Petticoat Junktion

I cut the fabric and stapled it to the seat. Best way to cover a chair seat is to staple the two opposing sides first then do the other two sides, then work the corners as smooth as you can. Pull the fabric as tight as you can while stapling.recovering chair seat Petticoat Junktion

This is what it looks like when finished!

vanity stool with recovered seat Petticoat Junktion project

Animal Print Fabric Seat Cover

I distressed the stool…..surprise…then added the bow. The back looked a little bare so I used a strip of fabric and left the frayed edges. Easy! If you liked this bench makeover you will love this one…..Red and White Vintage Bench. That’s it for me. Be sure and click the photo links below to take the “Animal” themed tour. I think all is right with the blog migration…yeah! Thanks for your patience. Have a great weekend, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Kathy,

    The fabric is adorable! I absolutely love this fun makeover!

  2. Kathy, the fabric is adorable! It’s perfect for the vanity stool. I’m always amazed at how great your projects turn out. You have so much imagination. I’m hooked and if I don’t get around to reading your blog one day, I’ll ALWAYS go back & catch up.

  3. That fabric is adorable! I haven’t tried the fusion paints yet but am glad to see that they are pretty.

  4. ah, sweet! Hope you find the fabric. You know you can order it from the On Line Fabric Store. I don’t think it comes in pink.

  5. I think I see Sophie’s name written all over that little chair. The fabric is wonderful. I’m going to look for it and hope it comes in pink also. My maltese Lily would love to have it on her doggy canopy bed. I have to make pillowcases for her bed because she likes to hide inside and play peek a boo with my silky named Sophia!

  6. Such a cute print and love that little bench, Kathy! Gotta love a good find. 🙂

  7. That fabric is perfect Kathy!! I have never seen it before. What a great makeover! 🙂


  8. Oh my I love that fabric Kathy! As soon as I saw it I thought of Shanna at Restoration Redoux. I love the little Westie sitting on the settee, reminds me of our little Shanleigh who was a part of our family for over 15 years.

  9. Love the whimsy of the fabric! It fit perfect with this bench!
    great job!

  10. That is one cute makeover, Kathy! SO fun and whimsical. 🙂

  11. I’m loving the little bench and yuor fabric choice is adorable! Thanks for the info on the Fusion Paint too, I have the same samples and haven’t tried it yet:)