How to Paint Fabric with Dixie Belle Paint | Use Patina Paint for a Colorful Pop | Vanity Makeover
Learn how to paint fabric with Dixie Belle Paint and use the Patina Paint for a glammy, yet boho vibe!
Here's where we are going....
First, I prepped the piece by scrubbing with White Lightning and a Finishing Pad. This vanity was a SUPER slick plastic, laminate type piece so I added 2 coats of Slick Stick, letting it dry for 24 hours before painting.
The main frame and mirror of the vanity was painted with 2 coats of Cotton and sealed with Gator Hide. The drawers are where all the fun happens! The vanity top was painted in Antebellum Blue and sealed with I coat of Gator Hide, then 2 coats of Clear Coat Satin. Before I went in with my Gator Hide, I applied Easy Peasy Spray Wax on the Antebellum Blue for an initial seal to help prevent streaking. I used my flat mini to apply the Antebellum Blue and Clear Coat Satin, and applicator pad to apply the Gator Hide.
I prepped the drawers the same way. White Lightning, finishing pad...Slick Stick. Then, I applied 2 coats of Cotton on the outer edges of the drawer with a Flat Small, and sealed with Clear Coat Gloss. After the Clear Coat Gloss dried completely, then I grabbed my Patina Paint in Bronze, Patina Spray in Blue and a Blue Applicator Sponge. I first added 2 coats of the Patina Paint in Bronze with a cut Blue Applicator Sponge (a small triangle). While the second coat was wet, I sprayed the Patina Spray in Blue, making sure to cover all of the Patina Paint. Then I quickly wiped back the Patina Spray that was on the Cotton with a baby wipe and let it activate (a few hours at minimum). Sealing your Cotton before spraying ensures that the Patina Spray doesn't stain your paint. Here is mid activation...
Once the Patina Paint was dry and activated on each drawer, I took a wet rag and wiped back the powder that the Patina Paint and Patina Spray creates and applied Big Mommas Butta with a cut Blue Applicator Sponge to seal. I had used Easy Peasy Spray Wax on a few and decided to test the Butta and it worked perfectly. For the trim on the drawer, I then applied Gemstone Mousse in Diamond with an artist brush. I have a few drops of Clear Coat Satin in my Gemstone Mousse to help with the cure time. You don't need a whole lot of the Mousse....a little goes a long way. If you apply too much mousse, it will never dry properly.
On to the vanity chair. The frame was prepped and painted the same as the vanity. I painted the fabric with Antebellum Blue. All I did to prep the fabric, was to vacuum well. Since I was going from a cream to Antebellum Blue, I only needed one coat of paint! I sprayed the fabric generously with my fine mist water bottle, sprayed a Flat Large brush generously, loaded up my Antebellum Blue and started painting. The fabric was a bit textured, so I applied the paint in all directions and swirled the brush around to make sure and get all the spots...spraying water on the fabric as I painted it. I laid the seat flat and let it dry for over 24 hours. The dry time will depend on the humidity in your area. I would simply press down on the fabric to see if it were cool and wet and once it was room temperature, I knew it was dry.
I took a sanding sponge and sanded the fabric. I know, that sounds silly, but it is an important step you must not skip when painting fabric! This softens up the fabric before sealing. Had I needed two coats of paint, I would sand in between coats as well.
After sanding, I applied Best Dang Wax in clear with a La Petite brush. I applied the wax generously, to ensure every square inch had good coverage of the wax. I let the wax soak in for about 15 minutes, then I wiped back with a shop towel. The next day, I took a small amount of Big Mommas Butta in Suzannes Garden and a small amount of Antebellum Blue and mixed it on a plate. I applied the mixture with my La Petite brush to enhance the brilliance of the Antebellum Blue. I let it sit for 24 hours, then wiped it back with an Applicator Pad until I saw no more Antebellum Blue on the applicator pad. It's so velvetty smooth y'all...and smells so yummy!
The hardware I used is not original to the piece but gives it a glammy bling and fits perfectly with the bedroom makeover! She's all done! I am super in love with her and can't wait to get settled in my new place to see all the pieces together with my new bedroom decor!
Dixie Belle Products for the piece:
-Big Mommas Butta Unscented & Suzannes Garden
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