How to Paint Wood Chargers with Faux Brushed Suede

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I'm sharing a brand new product and how you can easily give your decorative items a brushed suede look with paint! And I'm giving away a jar of DecoArt Suede paint!
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Hi friend, Happy Friday! I took a week off blogging while I visited family in Canada, and got my fill of cold weather but I'm back and ready to jump into some fun Spring DIYs! Today I'm sharing how to add a luxurious brushed suede look to any decorative item using paint!

Suede Paint

Yes, I said paint! DecoArt Suede paint is now available at Michaels! I was one of the lucky ones who got to try it out before it hit stores, and today I'm sharing some wood chargers that got a navy brushed suede look with the Midnight Blue paint! Keep reading and I'll share how I did it!

Michaels logo

These are the colors of brushed suede paint that are available. Keep reading to find out how to win a jar of the Khaki paint!

colors available

Video Tutorial

I used this 12" bamboo wood plate that I bought at IKEA for this suede project, but use your imagination and get creative! You can give a brushed suede look to picture frames, knick knacks, wood trays, almost anything! Can you believe that I forgot to take a great before pic? This is the only one I have...without my face! So sorry! #badhairday 😊

bamboo plates before

This short video tutorial will walk you through the easy steps and tricks to painting a brushed suede look!

Supplies Needed

DecoArt Suede paint

That's it! Maybe the shortest supplies list ever! Brushed suede is elegant and luxurious, and now it's easy to give your decorative items that same look and feel in just a few minutes!

first coat and second coat of paint

The second coat makes ALL the difference, just like when painting anything! So don't worry, you didn't ruin your project! Let the first coat dry before brushing on another coat! And be sure to use the easy painting technique I mentioned in the video above!

Styling the Table

I layered the painted suede chargers with my dinner dishes for a modern farmhouse look in my dining room! I'm already tweaking what I did here, and will be sharing the finished Spring table setting next week, so be sure to check back.

faux suede charger with raw bamboo edge

navy blue faux suede painted charger

What do you think of this paint? Are you itching to paint something with this brushed suede paint? Want to win a jar?

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decorated table with faux suede painted chargers


To win an 8 oz jar of DecoArt Suede paint in the color Khaki, just leave me a comment below and tell me what you'd paint! If you don't have a Google account, comment as Anonymous, but leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Contest is open to residents of the US only. Contest ends Wednesday, March 4. Winner will be notified by email (be sure to leave your email address in your comment!)

Good luck!

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  1. I love new ideas. This paint looks so fun. Not sure what I'd paint but I'm sure I could find something grand.

  2. So excited about this new paint product!! Thank you for sharing!!

  3. Love this idea!! I was wondering if this could be used on the plastic chargers that were so popular years ago. Yes, I have some :)

    1. Thanks so much Monica!! It was a fun project and I don't see why you couldn't use it on plastic!


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