Transform your fabric from boring to beautiful using fabric spray paint and painter’s tape to create a unique design. Find out how with this project where I mask and paint an ottoman. I’ll also add additional padding to make it more plush. This masking and painting technique can be used on many other pieces of furniture and on other surfaces, like wood.
The first step is masking off a design with the painter’s tape. A geometric design with straight lines works well. You could also use a stencil to make your design.
For this design, mark the center of the sides with pins. Use tape to create a large diamond with the points centered in the middle of each side. Use an exacto knife to cut clean edges.
Then make another diamond in the center. You can use scraps of tape as spacers. Again cut off the excess with the exacto knife.
The next step is spray painting the ottoman with Rust-Oleum Fabric and Vinyl spray paint. As always with spray painting, work in a well-ventilated area.
Start by spraying the legs. They’ll be visible when the ottoman’s finished. Then spray several even coats on the fabric. Make sure your coats aren’t too thick or else the paint will pool on the tape and drip. It took two coats to cover the fabric evenly.
After the paint is dry, remove the painter’s tape, then take off the fabric cover.
Measure around the ottoman and add at least 4 inches. I’m cutting the padding to be about 64 inches. Fold the dacron wrap in half. It happens that this makes it the right size for the height of the ottoman, but you may have to cut it to size.
To attach the cover, pull the fabric over the padding. Tear off extra padding and stuff it into the corners until they’re filled out.