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 ?

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

2 replies
  1. Heather
    Heather says:

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

    • sassysuburban
      sassysuburban says:

      Thanks Heather! I did lightly sand the wood but not so much the caning. 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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