BEFORE & AFTER (2)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:


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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DIY Painted Couch by Linen and Salt Gabbi Byrd Painted Leather

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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