Safari Animal Print Chair

by | May 1, 2022

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Can you believe I incorporated 3 prints into ONE animal print safari chair?! If you love animal print, but YOU CAN’T DRAW, no worries! Today’s chair is PROOF that YOU CAN, because I’ve got an easy fix for you!

Safari Print Painted Chair by Tracey's Fancy
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How about a stencil???

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Not into animal prints? Well, choose ANOTHER stencil that you LOVE and give this same process a try!
You can watch the entire creation of this Animal Print Painted Chair on my YouTube video here:

I happen to LOVE animal prints so I couldn’t wait to try the new Dixie Belle Safari Stencil!

First, I primed the chair using Dixie Belle Boss in gray. This helps seal the original fabric and sets it up well for painting.

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I painted the entire chair in Silk Anchor. I love using Silk on fabric as it dries with the smoothest, most amazing finish! I apply a thin coat with no water…. let it dry for about 2 hours and follow with a second thin coat…. again…. no water.

Once dry, I began adding the stencil designs. I chose Dixie Belle’s gilding wax in Gold! It works really well with stencils and holds up great for high traffic spaces like a chair!

Tracey's Fancy holding Gold Gilding wax that she is showing she will use on her animal safari printed chair with a Dixie Belle Paint Company stencil
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Tracey's Fancy holding Gold Gilding wax that she is showing she will use on her animal safari printed chair with a Dixie Belle Paint Company stencil
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Tracey's Fancy holding up a best dang wax brush with Dixie Belle gold gilding wax that she will paint the safari print painted chair with
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I chose leopard for the seat!

This is my FAVORITE of the prints! I just worked in sections matching up the pattern as I moved the stencil…. which is really easy!!! I applied the gold wax using my French Tip brush and the pouncing method (don’t forget you can see this method on the YouTube video).

Safari Print Painted Chair with leopard print created with a dixie belle paint company stencil and gold gilding wax
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Safari Print Painted Chair by Tracey's Fancy
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Safari Print Painted Chair with leopard print created with a dixie belle paint company stencil and gold gilding wax
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I used the tiger print stencil for the chair back.

I think it looks SO cool here!!!

Safari Print Painted Chair with leopard print created with a dixie belle paint company stencil and gold gilding wax
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Safari print painted chair with Tracey's Fancy created with Gold Gilding Wax and the animal safari print stencil from Dixie Belle Paint Company - Tracey's Fancy
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Safari Print Painted Chair with leopard print created with a dixie belle paint company stencil and gold gilding wax
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The giraffe print was for the back.

This one actually offers way more gold than the others. I wasn’t expecting that, BUT I love it!

Zebra print applied by Tracey's Fancy on her safari print painted chair with gold gilding wax
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Safari Print Painted Chair by Tracey's Fancy
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The fourth animal print is zebra

I just didn’t use it on this piece.

I didn’t worry about the gold wax getting on the painted chair frame because I prefer to keep things easy.

No taping off etc. necessary! So some final touch-ups of black to cover the gold, and this chair is done!!!!

Tracey's Fancy painting a chair frame with Dixie Belle Paint company on her safari print painted chair
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Tracey's Fancy painting a chair frame with Dixie Belle Paint company on her safari print painted chair
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Silk Paint doesn’t require a top coat and neither does the gold wax!

As long as both have time to cure… they are set and ready! After three days…… this chair is ready for use!

I think it is a sassy sexy beautiful feature piece and it was fast and easy to do!

So grab yourself a stencil and a chair and get busy!

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Safari Print Painted Chair by Tracey's Fancy
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Safari Print Painted Chair by Tracey's Fancy
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2 Comments

  1. Cheryl Atkinson

    Hi Tracy!! The chair is definitely Sassy sexy. I have never painted a chair but as soon as I find one I will most assuredly use this exact technique. It looks like you had a big turnout for your retreat. That is awesome. Much love

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Yes!!! It was so great! If you haven’t checked out my chair course, 100% recommend!

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