Painting Leather

Leather Chair Before

Leather Chair Before

I got two of these leather chairs at a clearance sale at one of our Kelowna high end furniture stores, one rust and one brown. The story I told myself to justify my purchase) was I would be able to find two more in different colours to make a set of four for the dining room table. Yeah. Mission not accomplished.

After staring at these chairs that didn't match anything, I decided they would a great test of painting leather with Fusion Mineral Paint. The finish on these leather chairs was quite shiny. So shiny, I often felt like I was sliding off the chair! Despite that I wanted to put the paint to the test, so I didn't do any prep. Two coats of Inglenook in the Fusion Mineral Paint went on very smoothly. It absorbed into the leather very nicely and dried to a lovely matte finish. 

Leather chair painted in Inglenook Fusion Mineral Paint

Leather chair painted in Inglenook Fusion Mineral Paint

As a finishing touch, I painted the legs with Fusion Tint in Pale Gold.

Turned out quite nice don't you think?