How to Add Fabric to Furniture
Adding fabric to furniture is easy! You can turn any piece into a masterpiece.
Step 1: If furniture is already painted, decide where to apply fabric. Whether it be the top, a drawer, a side you need to determine what you want to add fabric to. You can apply fabric directly on top of painted areas.
Step 2: Cut fabric large enough to hang off of what you want to cover. Trying to measure and cut it to exact measurements is difficult. It is easier to lay a large piece down and trim it after it adheres.
Step 3: With a foam brush, apply a thin layer of mod podge to the entire base area you want to add fabric to.
Step 4: Place the fabric straight down on the mod podge and smooth it down.
Step 5: Allow to dry.
Step 6: After about 15 minutes, test to see if it adhered by pulling gently on an end.
Step 7: If it adhered, hold fabric down with your hand and using scissors trim the edges of the fabric.
Step 8: Apply a small amount of mod podge to the edges to ensure they don’t fray.
If furniture is not already painted, see How to Paint Wood Furniture.0