I’ve been looking for a sofa for the longest time and I finally found one. It was super ugly, no way I could ever leave it like this! The real challenge was the upholstery, it wasn’t really an option to re-upholster it, I’ve been there done that, and it’s a huge pain in the a** So this time, I decided to go the easy way and just paint it. Yes you can paint cushions, didn’t know?
See what I mean?!
If you want to try for yourself, follow the instructions below.
//You will need //
Wall paint (I used matte black)
Textile medium from here (Textile medium is what keeps the fabric from becoming super-stiff after you paint it)
Primer (for the trim)
Gold spray or acrylic paint
// Instructions //
//Step 1// Prime the wood //Step 2// Clean sofa with a damp towel and tape off the trim //Step3// Mix the wall paint and the textile medium according to the instructions on your textile medium bottle //Step4// Paint paint paint //Step 5// Let it dry over night //Step 6// (Spray-) Paint the trim //Step 7// Sew pillow cases for the cushions in the back
And that’s it. It took one day and one night to finish it. The cost of the sofa was EUR 50, Textile medium EUR 12, Wall paint EUR 20. I had the black fabric for the pillow cases already.