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….
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.
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)
I mixed my colors for the makeover.
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.
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.
This is what it looks like when finished!
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
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