Monday, February 2, 2015

ASCP Painting Vinyl Progress

Good morning and wishing you all a productive week ahead. I had to share this today even though I'm not fully finished it. I am bowled over by how fabulous this Rococo chair is working out. I bought the chair recently with the thought that if the paint didn't work on it, I could just reupholster it. I plan to use it in my daughter's room as her desk chair. She wants a "French style" bedroom and this chair certainly delivers.

The chair started out filthy dirty and peach coloured vinyl. So disgusting, but a fabulous shape and despite being ugly, the vinyl was in fantastic condition; supple and no rips - just revolting 1980's peach. I didn't like pastels and peach back then, and I certainly am no more fond of them now!

I decided to paint it as reupholstering it would be quite tedious especially ripping out all that nail head trim and then having to do such deep buttoned tufting. I've never even tried to do that before so not even sure I could manage. So paint as a first option was a good choice. I got the gumption and a plastic scourer out on Saturday afternoon and started cleaning. Once it was clean and dry, I started painting with ASCP in French Linen. The first coat gave me great hope and then once I'd finished the vinyl I was just stunned. Even Phil CAN NOT stop telling me how beautiful it is!

I still have to finish the timber frame and I'll share then a full tutorial. This is one of those projects when you just have to jump in with both feet and have a little faith. I mean, seriously... it couldn't have got worse could it?

Fiona xx


  1. Your chair looks so beautiful, a job very well done. Regards Maria.x

  2. Hi fiona, It looks lovely but I wonder how did you treat the vinyl? wax?

  3. Hi Fiona,

    Just beautiful. My daughter wants a French room too. Am also on the hunt for a beautiful chair I could do up. Im totally inspired. So the ASCP paint works on vinyl too? Do you think it's possible it will flake off with time?

    Love the blogging regularly.
    Thank you

    Linda x

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    1. Thanks Robyn – I’m almost finished it now, it’s so lovely . I may have to keep in my room

  5. beautiful.
    Do you mix water do paint the vinyl or ASCP "pure" ? ASCP its sometimes very "hard" to paint. Usually i mix water on it .

    1. I didn't have any problem painting as it, if you have problems just dip the end of your paint brush in water rather than mixing the ASCP.


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