Painted Leather Ottoman

In the process of redecorating and changing to a lighter pallet I decided to change my brown leather ottoman to a white one. To do this I first washed the ottoman with a mild soap and water. Then I wiped it down with denatured alcohol to remove wax.I then I used a 50/50 wash of paint and water applied in several thin layers. I let each layer dry for about an hour between coats.The finish is soft and supple and it looks like white leather. I did this more than a year ago and it has worn well, no cracking or flaking of the paint and it is still soft and supple.
Close up of the leg and wood trim
After painting
Ottoman before
Karen H
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