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

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


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. Hi Traci,
    Just wondering how long the paint held up on your chair? I have a similar chair awaiting a reno.
    Thanks so much,

    1. Elisabeth, I wish I had an answer, but a few months after that post, my son was swinging around in the chair and it tipped over and one of the legs broke. So I don’t know how long it would have held up. I’m assuming it would need some touch ups depending on how long and how often you used it. Hope that helps.

  6. Hi I just love your chair..💝..but I have a question. I have a leather black office chair. And woukd love to paint…Why did you cover with a slip cloth? I thought you could paint straight on to leather. Any advice you can pass on would greatly
    be appreciated. Also the arms and legs are a hard plastic. Can I paint them too?
    Keep up the great work. Love it !

  7. HI. Just wondering how the painted leather chair has held up? It looks great and would love to do it if it will last.

    1. Hi Kristen!

      Unfortunately, I did not have that chair very long because my son was spinning around in it and broke one of the legs. I had to trash it. :(. I think it would have held up for a while, but it would not have been something that would last for years.

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