Just like the title says, LOL... I painted a couch! So heres how things went down. I was just sitting at home one day.. I got this thought in my head which led me to look at vintage victorian couches online (this is the basis of 90% of my creative thoughts). It came from no where, but because google is right at the tip of your fingers at all times, every thought that goes in, has a search bar handy. Less than 5 minutes later I found a sofa that had attractive bones and even better, attractive price! But darn it... the fabric was HIDEOUS! So.. back to google I went! Hiring someone to reupholster?? NOPE... I have yet to win at publishers clearing so this was not a no go. Next option .. do the reupholster myself! Off to Youtube I went.... Holy macaroni! Nope!! Want to see what I mean??? Just do the youtube search yourself.... reupholstering is an experienced technique!! So that wasnt going to work out. But luckily... this youtube search led me to another option. A quite affordable option at that. Paint the thing!!
About 4 emails, a little convincing to the hubs for some muscle, and $150 bucks later... and I was a proud owner of a hideous new sofa LOL! I took my tooshie to The Home Depot the next morning, bought some supplies and off I went to paint. The first coat of paint took a couple of hours.. but each coat after went a little faster. That thing sucked up 5 coats of paint to cover those pink and blue flowers.. but it came out so GOOD!
I couldn't stop even! I had this chair in my Twin Cities studio that got really dirty and was unable to clean after a rainy field day. So I tackled that beast as well LOL! I did do the paint job a bit differently though. See... Im a creative human. BUT Im also an impatient human! When I get an idea I CANT wait!! Think about it... I randomly thought about a couch an in less than an hour I owned the darn thing!! But I was so excited to get started that I didn't do all my research. Turns out.. there is a product out there that actually preps the fabric BEFORE you start painting so it doesnt take so many coats! So I bought that stuff.. and used it on another piece of furniture that really needed an upgrade.
So now.. for less than a couple hundred bucks... I have 2 new pieces of furniture that are so perfect for photos! It took some elbow grease.. some patience (which I just don't have!!) and some help from my monsters. <3
Check out the new furniture options in my Twin Cities photography studio!!
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