Add Some Richness To Your Furniture With Glitter DIY

I think this DIY glittered furniture is a chic and rich idea.  As with any project, pick a color that best suits your home.  I like the idea of a deeper red, like a wine, color paint with matching glitter.  Or get creative and use a different color paint to glitter.  Thanks to Debi’s Design Diary & DIY for the project idea.

Here’s a list of products used to create this chair and links to purchase.

Mod Podge or Clear Patina… I used Mod Podge in the video, but since then I found out that our own DIY clear patina is a Decoupage, transfer gel and top coat all in one! It’s great product to keep on hand, I love multi purpose items!

Glitter– any glitter will work, the finer grit the better, my favorite is Martha Stewart, for this size project an 4.5 oz container is enough to cover with several coats.

Paint, For best results paint your chair first in a color similar to the glitter you want to use, a chalk type works well because it is soft, water your paint down and work it into the fibers of the fabric. I have a tutorial showing how to do this, Click Here.

Sponge brush I like to use these for project that require applying mod lodge or a glue type of substance as they are disposable.

Purdy Brush I love this for getting a nice smooth finish, this is a great tool for working the paint into the fabric before adding glitter and patina/ Mod Podge.

Rhinestone chain this is optional, I thought it was the perfect final touch.

Let me start off by saying I took over 500 pictures of this chair, and I’m not exaggerating. I’m learning how shoot in manual mode, so I can improve the quality of my photographs. Capturing the magic of this chair had some unique challenges, most photographs are taken in the shade to avoid harsh shadows, when I put this chair in the shade all the sparkly goodness disappeared into the camera lens and when I tried to photograph it in the sun where it would shimmer and dance, the shadows were too distracting. I finally decided to photograph the entire chair in the shade and capture some the sparkly goodness by shooting close-ups of it in full sun.

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Images from Debi’s Design Diary & DIY.

For the full instructions visit Debi’s Design Diary & DIY.

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