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.
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.
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.