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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.
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  • couch chair set paint upholstery antique, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Here is the couch before. The fabric was in good shape but it had stains.
  • couch chair set paint upholstery antique, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Here is a during photo. The cushions had one or two coats of paint and the rest of the couch didn't.
  • couch chair set paint upholstery antique, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Here is the finished set! Doesn't it look so much better?
  • couch chair set paint upholstery antique, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
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

  • Caroleb_64
    Caroleb_64 Monessen, PA

    It is Beautiful

  • Nelda Thompson
    Nelda Thompson Bryan, TX

    I have been seeing a lot of folks painting upholstered furniture recently. It looks lovely, but does it make the cushions hard and scratchy or do they retain their softness after the paint is set and dry?

  • Caroleb_64
    Caroleb_64 Monessen, PA

    I just Love It....Thanks for the tips and sharing!

  • Mejube

    I actually have that exact sofa in pink (!!!!) that I plan on painting to use at my wedding. My question is, should a top coating of some sort be used as well? I'm so afraid of my new husband and I having paint smeared on our bottoms after sitting on

    • Thrifty Treasures

      @Mejube I don't use a top coat with this way of painting fabric. If you decide to use chalk paint, wax works.
      Good luck!

  • Marcela Pena
    Marcela Pena Argentina

    Stunnin job! Congratulations!

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