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RE: Anyone with upholstered kitchen chair seats? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: akchicago on 06.18.2006 at 11:53 pm in Kitchens Forum

I found a lovely fabric for my kitchen chair cushions--it's french provincial-ish, and so pretty. I had the fabric laminated. That's a process that coats the fabric in a vinyl coating. The fabric will look identical, but will now be totally wipable. It won't though be a hard vinyl like those old-fashioned vinyl slipcovers from the '60's. It's soft, and it's so great for kitchen use. Look in your local yellow pages or on the internet for "fabric lamination". You buy your own fabric and then send it to the laminator.


clipped on: 06.19.2006 at 12:32 am    last updated on: 06.19.2006 at 12:32 am

RE: matte black paint for furniture (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: razorback_rn on 05.15.2006 at 11:45 pm in Furniture Forum

I sanded the table but that was b/c the top was in rough shape from 10 years of abuse. Then I used the roll on type of paint for the table (it comes in quart cans). I used a foam roller which left a smooth as silk finish.

I didn't sand the chairs b/c it would have been a major pain in the rump. Instead I used a liquid deglosser which cleaned the chairs and took off the glossy part of the wood which allowed the finish to have some 'teeth' which would help the spray paint adhere.

What impressed me the most about this paint is that the finish between the quart can and the spray can are exactly the same! It's impossible to tell the difference b/t the two.

I honestly can't say enough good stuff about the paint. I did an armoire last year and it still looks great. The coverage is phenomenal.

I did two or three coats on the pedestal (I can't remember the exact number b/c I did it last year while allowing myself to digest the color a bit before moving on to the chairs). I did put four coats on the table top and skirt though b/c it will get more abuse.

I only put two coats on the chairs. DH thinks that I should put another coat on them but I'm actually kind of hoping that they will age and develop a bit of a patina.

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Please don't pay any mind to the condition of the house. We are currently in military housing and will be moving into our new house next month . . . so we've been purging, organizing, etc. I got rid of the rug under the table which has revealed the most terrible govt tile floors that were installed back in the 40s. Yuck!


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RE: matte black paint for furniture (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: razorback_rn on 05.15.2006 at 03:02 am in Furniture Forum

I recently painted some of my furniture pieces black to extend their design life a little longer.

I found that Rustoleum makes a great Satin (that is the name) paint that works very well on furniture. It doesn't have a shine to it but I wouldn't exactly call it flat either. It drives my DH crazy b/c he feels like it should have some sort of shiny finish to it . . . then man has little inagination.

Here is a link that might be useful: Black dinette


clipped on: 06.11.2006 at 11:57 pm    last updated on: 06.11.2006 at 11:58 pm