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Painted Upholstered Sofa

I painted my upholstered sofa! I had originally intended to reupholster my sofa. But when I realized that this sofa wasn't exactly what I wanted long term for my living room (and I don't yet have the money to replace it with a new sofa), I decided to take a much easier and MUCH cheaper route and paint it.
It took me two days, and cost just over $60. The painted sofa feels very much like thick outdoor canvas or duck cloth. Although it's no longer soft like upholstery fabric, It's not uncomfortable to sit on. And because I used lots of fabric medium added to the paint, it won't crack or peel. It's a great solution for an ugly sofa that you're not quite ready to replace.

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  • Essie
    Essie Issaquah, WA
    on May 4, 2014

    @ Courtney, I've got 5 boys, and in my humble opinion, as long as the paint is non-toxic they'll be fine. I think this is a great option, because children can really ruin furniture. If you can save furniture by re-painting, that will save the family money. The sofa looks great!

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt Canada
    on Jul 17, 2014

    Wow! The idea of painting upholstery really freaks me out, but it obviously works - at least for you! lol .

  • Phyllis tomelloso
    Phyllis tomelloso Louisa, KY
    on Feb 19, 2015

    what kind of paint did u use can it be flat or satin or what I love to give this a shot mine sister said I was crazy but I said crazy get things done so could u tell me what paint to uses satin flat gloss or what and did u uses wax ater you painted it? love your sofa

  • Teresa Renee Daniells
    Teresa Renee Daniells Waldo, AR
    on Aug 4, 2015

    how can I paint a chair & it end up soft enough to go in a baby's room? I need ideas & help asap as my new granddaughter will be her in less than 2 months & I don't have much money as I am on disability

  • Emma Veasley
    Emma Veasley
    on Oct 26, 2015

    This looks great. I have an ugly green oversized sofa and chair that I would love to paint in a lighter color. Can you get me started in right direction please?

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