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Vintage Couch Makeover!!

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I purchased this old awesome vintage couch for $100 and painted the fabric. I took Annie Sloan Duck Egg originally and diluted it with a equal paint and water mixture. I changed the color after one cushion but kept the 50/50 mixture the same. The key to keeping the fabric from cracking is to keep the fabric moist with every coat of paint. With the original fabric being this dark green it took about 5 coats but so worth it!! After the first 2 or 3 coats I reduced the amount of water but I think partly because I was getting overly anxious to see the end result. Once all the paint was done I took a 400 grit sandpaper and lightly sanded the fabric and sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax.
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The darker the fabric is the longer it will take to fully cover. This process takes time and letting it dry in between coats is crucial but the end result is awesome!!!
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keep the fabric moist by keeping a spray bottle on hand. If the paint does not move easily the water will help.

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  • Marilyn Zaruba
    Marilyn Zaruba Frisco, TX

    I was very skeptical, but this is gorgeous. Wish I could sit on it to see what it actually feels like.
    I am telling you...that old thing looked beyond redemption before. You, dear, have vision.

  • Barbara Van Volkenburgh

    I have dyed furniture with rit dye. I JUST DELUTED RIT DYE IN WATER AND RUBBED IT ON THE FABRIC WITH A WASH CLOTH USING A TOOTH BRUSH ON THE CORDING. EXAMPLE I DID A COUCH THAT WAS GOLD VELVET WITH BURGANDY DYE AND IT TURNED OUT A BEAUTIFUL PEACH

    • Barbara Van Volkenburgh

      I DIDN'T SATURATE IT TO THE POINT OF SOAKING IT. I ONLY PUT ENOUGH LIQUID SATURATED DYE ON THE PIECE TO DO AN ADEQUATE JOB AND WET THE SURFACE OF THE FABRIC SO TO SPEAK AND NOT THE BATTING AND ECT. YOU JUST RUB IT IN GENTLY. IT IS VERY EASY AND FAST

  • Aida
    Aida Pompano Beach, FL

    Starting right now. Using textile medium with latex paint. Thanks for all the info.

  • Joycehires01

    I painted a chair with fabric paint , it is about z10 years old and looks great and feels good

  • Vecc61

    I have an old couch in the cellar that looks like the one you painted. I am going to try this and will let you know (with a picture) how I make out. Thanks!

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