Yep, It’s Leather, and I Painted It!

Furniture and Cabinetry Redouxs, Le Junque, Tutorials

  1. Shannon Fox says:

    Those turned out tres fab! Still love the silver one. Must be the glam part of me? Glad you had a great time and are home safe. Travis was a big help I see. Tell him “great job!!” from me 🙂

  2. Angelica says:

    I love the transformation the chair
    saludos from Chile

  3. I keep hearing about painting fabric (or leather) and have yet to try it! One of these days I’ll do it. 🙂

  4. Judy Ainger says:

    Hello there…your chairs look amazing! I’m sure the second one will sell soon! I am a quest painter at Furniture Affair in Phoenix, AZ a couple of time a month using CeCe’s paint. One of the owners, Jenifer, told me about your site and I’m so happy to be your newest follower (everywhere). 🙂 I’ll be back later this week to link up to your party with my latest chalk paint creation! Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

  5. First of all, I need a small red headed boy who will do my dirty work! Do you rent him out by the hour?

    Secondly, those are some fabulous chairs! That little old chain smoking lady would be proud (as she hacked all over your freshly painted chair)!

  6. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    A cute boy that will work for pennies, can you send him to the east coast for a while? Gosh those chairs are cool! They look like something from Restoration Hardware that would cost a small fortune! … Hope you had an awesome vacation!

  7. These are totally cool Karen ~ I’ve gotta get my hands on some of this glaze!

  8. Jeannie says:

    Love what you did with the chairs, and really love the silver. Great job!

  9. Rita O'Dwyer says:

    Is your homemade crackle like what you buy in the store? Do you use heat to make it crackle or just paint over it? How do you make crackle paint?

    Rita at [email protected]

  10. angie says:

    do you flea market on regular basis we have just started out I love your piece very original

    come see what I shared at

  11. Teri says:

    Who is selling the CeCe Caldwell glaze? I am not finding it.

  12. Suffering Husband says:

    And by the way, the Red Head is available. Dont worry about any child labor law
    issues. We got your back.

  13. Wow! That is amazing! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at the Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Pamela says:

    Too cool Karen! Love your helper! Thanx for partying at my place.

  15. The Other Me says:

    those are great chairs. I painted the fabric on a chair a while back, but this painting on leather was really daring. The do looks so good though.

  16. Mandy says:

    Hi Karen! Featuring your chair tonight at the highlight party! Thanks so much for sharing them at Project Queen.

  17. WOW! Gorgeous woman! You are a master of paint!

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  20. Not only is it amazing – but your assistant is equally fabulous!

  21. Lori says:

    I am seriously considering doing this with some cece paint or spray paint. I was wondering if you have noticed either of these making the fabrics feels stiff or hard? The chairs I am painting or either vinyl or a cheap leather.

    • GTC says:

      Hi Lori, the only surface NOT recommended for CeCe Caldwell’s paints is vinyl. It has a mind of its own. You could try spray paint, but make sure you spray each coat very lightly and let dry thoroughly. I did this once, and it turned out pretty well, no crunch.

      The leather I painted with CeCe Caldwell’s paints came out soft and giving. No crunch, it didn’t change the overall give of the leather. The paint will literally bond and become one with whatever you have painted after about 3 0 days. Good luck with your projects!

  22. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    love the style of the chair.
    Amazing the difference what alittle transformation makes.
    Also like what you had done spray painting your other chair silver. Never thought you could spray paint leather.
    Now, when you’re done with your projects you can come and do something with my old dark brown hexagon end tables that I have had for years. Hubby always liked them because of the storage area inside. Someday, maybe they will get a new face lift but haven’t decided on what color to paint them.
    Enjoy your weekend

  23. Bliss says:

    This is crazy! And that chair is eerily similar to my dining room chairs.

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  25. Emily Goldfrank says:

    Love these chairs! I’m going to try this with a couple of my own. What kind of glue do you use for the crackle?

    • GTC says:

      Hi Emily, I like Elmer’s Glue. I have tried just no name glue, and Elmer’s basic white glue is the best.

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