A while back my husband and I acquired a brown leather couch. Brown furniture isn’t really my style. I like lighter colors and a bunch of sunshine. So, I decided to paint the couch. I had been successful with painting fabric armchairs and figured a painted couch would be a cool project as well. I was very pleased with the results!
Here’s how I did it:
Wax brush (or a clean towel)
1. Paint! I did three coats. I went heavy on the seat cushions because they’d get the most wear. MAKE SURE TO DRY and SAND BETWEEN COATS
2. Wax: I didn’t let it dry over night before waxing and it turned out fine.
3. Dry: I didn’t sit on the couch for at least 24 hours. I wanted to give it time to dry completely.
The end result was awesome! We used this couch on a daily basis until we finally bought our first “real” living room set. It never got crunchy and people were shocked to learn that it was painted.
Project Gallery: DIY Painted Couch
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Please comment below with any questions or comments! And as always I’d love to see your finished project if you decide to try this out!
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