Paint a Chair Cushion

Give a plain chair cushion a custom look with paint. This easy DIY shows you how.

What You Need

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Chair cushion

Thin painter's tape (We used Martha Stewart Crafts brand.)

Clean cloth

Artist's paintbrush

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (We used Old White and Teal.)

Step 1

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Apply strips of 1/4-inch-wide tape about 2 inches apart across a seat cushion.

Step 2

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Use a wet cloth to dampen a workable area of the cushion. We dampened one taped-off strip at a time.

Step 3

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Use a medium-size artist's brush to paint slanted lines across the dampened strip. Repeat with adjoining strip, dampening and then painting lines angled the opposite way of the first strip.

Step 4

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Remove tape when paint is partially dry but still tacky. Let dry completely. Accentuate the cushion buttons by painting them in an accent color (we used a dark teal).

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