Furniture Facelift

I picked up this little loveseat for $20 from my local thrift store. It was covered in an awful red brocade fabric that had been GLUED on! It was awful so I tore that off and found a lovely faded teal velour underneath. I kept it on the porch for a while until I knew how I wanted to fix it up.

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My first hunt for fabric led me to this super groovy Bailey & Griffin orange patterned fabric from Duralee. Alas, it was $50 per yard and I was not interested in spending that much money on this particular project.

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Eventually, I ended up with a periwinkle outdoor velvet that I ordered from Joann Fabrics using 2 coupons so it cost me just under $100 for 4 yards of fabric.  Woot!  I also decided to paint the wood since it was a bit beat up looking and needed an update just as much as the fabric did.  I used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint to give this loveseat a more modern updated look.  This was my first time using milk paint and I was amazed how easy it was to use!  It dried really quickly so I was able to do several coats in one day.  Plus a little went a long way and I have a ton of paint left so I am sure you will be seeing this color again soon;)  I am quite pleased with how it turned out! What do you think? Is it #sassysuburban ?

Next project is the One Room Challenge!  I’ll be adding glamour and drama to my hallway, so stay tuned.

 

 

2 Replies to “Furniture Facelift”

  1. Love it! Did you have to sand down the wood and wicker first before painting? I’ve got some furniture updates in my future…

    1. Thanks Heather! I did lightly sand the wood but not so much the wicker. This was my first time using milk paint so I am unsure how well it will maintain the pristine painted appearance. I will have to get an updated picture from my sister to see if it has gotten scratched or banged up.

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