I’m ecstatic about how this piece turned out. The lines were there, the little medallion details and fun shape too. But that fabric, ugh! Problem solved with Jolie Paints in French Gray. We thinned the water by pouring the paint in a separate container and squirting water from our handy water bottle and then we mixed with a stir stick. We did 4 thin coats, allowing to dry overnight, on the fabric and two coats of paint with NO WATER on the wood details. Two coats of Jolie Clear Wax finish the piece.
Information from Jolie about painting fabric:
Jolie Paint can be used on some fabrics; however, NATURAL FABRICS and LEATHERS work best. Add up to 40% water to the paint in a separate mixing container and apply the paint in thin layers, allowing it to dry completely (preferably overnight) between coats. Sand the paint between coats to prevent it from forming a crust, which may crack when weight is applied to it. This technique is best executed on upholstery where the fabric is pulled taut. On furniture with a lot of give, you may notice cracks over time. Jolie Finishing Wax can be used to seal and protect the painted fabric.