Painted Leather Office Chair {Radiant Orchid}


Hello, friends!

I just wanted to pop in and show you my new, painted leather, office chair!

painted leather office chair

Eli said it looks like a pink race car! Smile

I’ll take that!

This little chair has been transformed more than once.

I got it several years ago at Goodwill for $12.50.

painted leather office chair

It was the style of chair I had been looking for, but not the color, so I made slipcover for it.

slipcovered office chair

You can read about how I did that, HERE.

Well, the slipcover had worn out {thanks to my boys}, and I needed to do something different.

As a Lowe’s Creative Idea Blogger, I was given the challenge of using Pantone’s Radiant Orchid paint by Valspar in a DIY home project.  I knew that I wanted to use it on my office chair.

I have seen other bloggers paint leather, so I thought I would give it a try!

I started with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because I like the way it adheres to any surface.  I only had enough paint for one coat. Then I lightly sanded the chair after the paint dried.painted leather office chair

For the second coat of paint, I used my favorite Valspar Premium Latex Enamel paint in Satin White.  {It comes in a quart size over by the spray paint at Lowe’s.}painted leather office chair

After that dried, I lightly sanded again, and then I used painter’s tape to create stripes on the chair.

Lastly, I applied two coats of Valspar’s Pantone Universe, Radiant Orchid for my stripes.

painted leather office chair


Lastly, once dried, I removed the tape and applied one coat of Annie Sloan clear wax.

Done!  I am pleasantly surprised with how soft my chair still feels.  Cy was even impressed with this little makeover.  painted leather office chairI’ve had fun incorporating pink into this space and making it my own! Smile  Let’s just say that living with five guys doesn’t make for much pink in my house.

This room feels like “me.”

I have no idea how long this paint will last on the chair, but if I get a good year out of it, I will be thrilled!  From what I have read from other bloggers, though, is that the paint holds up really well.  I will let you know!

painted leather office chair

To see more creative ideas, you might want to check out Lowes Creative Ideas Magazine app, visit Lowes on Facebook, Lowes on Pinterest, and Lowes on Instagram.


Disclosure: I am a Lowes Creative blogger and this post is sponsored by Lowes. All project ideas and opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. Oh my goodnes, Tracie, I LOVE IT! Your office is so sweet and girly, and that chair is perfect. :)

    Bought my ticket to Haven, btw. :)
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  2. Traci! I love this! It’s amazing!

  3. Very cute!!! I wish I could feel the texture. I will be interested to know how it’s holding up through the year. You take on some amazing projects!

  4. I love it! I have a similar chair and want try this… Thank you for sharing!
    Cher @ Designs by Studio C recently posted..Cutting Handles for a Box or Crate

  5. What a great idea, Traci. I love it! I have one of those old wine colored, tufted, leather office chairs that I’ve love to try this on.
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  6. Traci that is the best use of radiant orchid I’ve seen yet, just a small dose will do you! Love the contrast with the white and dark wood on the chair.
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  7. Shirley says:

    I love this chair and the whole room. Thanks for sharing.

    God bless

  8. Bridget says:

    Perfect use of the color! It is just enough to put the girly spin on what usually looks like a man’s chair! It looks amazing!

  9. Debbie Dunbar says:

    Love it!

  10. Donnella Looger says:

    Love this idea. I am so doing this.

  11. Joanna Sigman says:

    Just adorable!!! I absolutely love it! It’ll be so interesting to see how it lasts. Does the wax come off on your clothes at all?

  12. What a great project! Just the right amount of pink, too. :) Love it…
    xo Heidi
    PS — just bought my ticket for Haven… looking forward to seeing you again!
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  13. Love this idea, Traci! I see chairs like this all of the time. Now, I might buy one…

  14. Eli’s right. It does look like a pink racing stripe (in a good way). Super cute!

  15. So awesome, love the way you took that chair from ho-hum to chic!! I’ve been looking for a desk chair for my son’s room, I’m so trying this! Thanks for the inspiration, Traci!
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  16. I painted a leather chair too for my office and you’re right I can’t get over how soft it is, its like I didn’t even paint it! Your chair turned out beyond gorgeous!! I love your office!

  17. oh my gosh i love the chair. actually love what i can see of the office too! great idea that i will have to file away.. :)

  18. Christina says:

    Awesome! Gives me so many ideas!

  19. I love this chair! We also need a new office chair but even the cheap ones are pricy! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing how you did it and the pictures!

  20. I never would have thought to paint leather. So cute :-)

  21. Love the white and brightness of your office! I’m working on my studio/office right now and it’s lovely to have a space of my own!

  22. Traci, this is fantastic. I have a chair that I could really try this on. Thanks for the inspiration. So fun to see the touches of pink in there for you! I would be trying to sneak them in as much as possible, too!

  23. I love this.. I have a chair similar to this to work on. Where did you get the annie sloan paint and wax..

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