Whimsical Watercolor Mermaid Chair – An Ugly Fabric Chair Project

by | Oct 21, 2018

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Never in my wildest dreams did I think a MERMAID would become part of my branding!!!

Branding is an element of your business that people automatically relate to YOU….when they see it in their everyday life…..and MERMAIDS have made their way into mine!

My mermaid chairs have evolved over the years….and today I want to share my watercolor mermaid chair with you.

For Mermaids in the past you can check those out here and here.

I gathered my favorite Dixie Belle Paint paints and supplies…and got to work! (all products listed below)

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I found these chairs listed in my local Facebook Marketplace and asked Matt to pick them up for me…(Matt is Mr. Fancy…the hubs)  He brought them home and boldly said they were the ugliest set of chairs I’d ever purchased.  LOL!  Well not for long mister….not for long!

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With a little bit of paint…..some secret fabric painting tips….and a lot of heart…..I created my most recent Mermaid Chair……the Watercolor Mermaid Chair!

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She is drippy, organic and less than perfect!  But perfectly designed to be just that way!

This was a custom order for a client/online friend…and even a student of mine…..so the chair is very special to me!

Yes….she has tattoos!  Will they all?  No….they won’t.  But when you place a custom order….or paint your own…your chair can be anything you’d like it to be.

My client has these EXACT tattoos…..and they have significant meaning in her life….so why not have the mermaid represent my client all the way down to the the INK!

If you are interested in commissioning me to create a chair for YOU….email me at info@traceysfancy.com and I will get right back with you to discuss your perfect piece!!

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If you’d like to learn how to paint a chair like this for yourself …

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If you would like to paint your own furniture

…but lack confidence with where to start….I offer furniture design consultation!  Contact me here and we can get you started on your next project!

If watercolor is not your thing….or you have a chair like one of the ones shown below….with textured fabric…..or you prefer my original mermaid designs….I can also do that for you!

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This type of fabric requires a little bit extra attention before applying paint…..and I’m happy to help you get the results and look you want.

The gold chair will soon be an original mermaid design…..

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And the pink chair below will be a “semi-watercolor floral design”…..

Follow up pictures to come!!!  So you don’t miss it, be sure to sign up to get my emails here. (And make sure you check your promotions folder, and drag it into the inbox folder if you’re a gmail user so you won’t miss it!)

Thanks for following along on my mermaid/chair painting journey!

I appreciate each one of you!!

See you next week!



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  1. Judi Brayman

    I love the Alice Chair you are working on now. I came here to see more information on how you do the meremaid chairs.. I can’t believe how good these brown chairs came out with the Mermaid idea. Lovely colours and I’d love to know what colours you used and a technique. Am I missing some additional pictures? I would love to see more. thank you!



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