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Painting an Antique Couch and Chair Set

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Most of you by now have seen painted upholstery. This isn't my first project of this type, but it is by far the largest! After 3 coats of fabric paint (made by mixing fabric medium with paint) the set is complete.
Here is the couch before. The fabric was in good shape but it had stains.
Here is a during photo. The cushions had one or two coats of paint and the rest of the couch didn't.
Here is the finished set! Doesn't it look so much better?
The backs of the couch and chair were replaced with some fun fabric.

To see more: http://thriftytreasures.blogspot.com/2014/07/painting-antique-couch.html

  • None
    None
    on Jul 22, 2014

    It came out very pretty! I have to be honest though...it this were mine I would have gladly paid the price to have it professionally reupholstered. Painting fabric scares me. I can't see how it can possibly hold up to use. It's got to flake at some point. It did come out pretty though :)

    • Thelmajpaynter
      Thelmajpaynter
      on Jul 22, 2014

      @None It is much too nice to have put that on the back I think. It kind of ruined a nice antique.sorry

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 22, 2014

    Omg give me that couch! Amazing!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 22, 2014

    I am ready to fly out there and snatch this baby up! Wow!

  • SK on Elderberry
    SK on Elderberry Bonners Ferry, ID
    on Jul 22, 2014

    Great job. Fabric paint is a painstaking and patience wielding job. This looks wonderful. The cost to reupholster this piece would have been in the high $100s+. Great and economical save. sk

  • Peggy Johnson
    Peggy Johnson Hialeah, FL
    on Jul 22, 2014

    WOW!!! impressed, really.

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