When we moved in, we inherited some furniture.
Two sofas stayed.
They are matching. They are pink.
I loved the curves and the simplicity.
I did not like the color.
I had seen tutorials on painting upholstery. I've always wanted to try it but could make myself do it.
Well these were free. I figured if I messed up on one, there was always another.
Also, it couldn't get much worse. Or could it?
I used this tutorial exactly.
I used basic acrylic craft paint and Martha Stewart brand fabric paint medium from Michael's.
That cost me about $20 for one sofa.
Here are the results.
I am happy with the look of it.
The color is probably less than ideal with two dogs and a toddler but it is pretty to look at.
As far as texture goes...
the morning after I finished it, I was SCARED! It was very rough.
I realized that I forgot to sand it down. I did sand down between coats but not at the end.
After a light sanding, it was MUCH better.
The best way I can describe the feel is "outdoor fabric".
I was surprised how well the pattern of the fabric was covered.
It is definitely okay for sitting but i think this technique would be best for a smaller accent piece.
So, if you ever find a free chair, bench, or ottoman, they would be great candidates.