Looks like a Duck Egg Blue chair with leather upholstery and a bit of gilding on the same tone frame. But it didn't always look like this! The chair was circa 1980 or so...perfectly nice, but dated floral fabric and peachy wood tone. Go ahead and paint both the fabric and the frame. This polished cotton fabric was a breeze to paint. First you mist your fabric with a bottle sprayer using water. Then dip brush into water then right into paint can and spread onto the fabric. The mixture will be too light to usually cover in one coat. Let it dry, then follow up again with the water and the paint on a second coat. This way the paint will not be too heavy to cause cracking on the paint. You can see the faint pattern of the floral design through the one coat of paint. This is the chair after the second coat of paint. I finished it by sanding it lightly with 500 grit paper over the dried painted fabric. This will make it smooth to the touch. Afterwards I waxed it with a 50/50 mix of mineral spirits and Annie Sloan's Clear Soft Wax. Mix it up til its nice and smushy and then spread around the fabric with a wax brush. Wipe off any excess. If you want to add gilding wax, now is the time. Add gilding wax like I did here, using King Gold Gilding Wax for a lovely gilded look. Voila! You have a brand new chair with a beautiful new look!
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I thought I'd share my latest weekend project. I painted my $75 Craigslist couch! Bethy's sofa on Friday: Creamish with light pink flowers and stains. Bethy's sofa on Saturday: Green. There are tutorials online that are more in depth than mine, so be sure to google this for yourself before trying the fast version I made up. It was 2am and I just wanted to be done! Here is what I used: Latex Semi-gloss paint Fabric/Textile Medium Scented paint additive (Glade French Vanilla) Paint brush I bought the scented additive because first of all, paint smells bad. Second, I bought my couch on Craigslist! I drove all over town and used up a ton of my cell minutes trying to find enough fabric medium. A lot of time and it's not very cheap, but do not skip this step or your sofa will be crunchy. The medium keeps the fabric soft. Each brand has different directions and mine required two 8 oz. bottles per quart of paint.
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This might be my favorite blog post of all time! Today I'm talking about my Faux Cement Tile Painted Floors!!! I completely transformed our dated peachy tile by painting it! These floors travel ALL the way into our mudroom. This was the 'before'. It wasn't horrendous, but it also wasn't my style. In the mudroom I also had some serious tile repairs to make before I could even paint. The old grout was all cracked and these tiles rocked and were no longer adhered to the subfloor. Because I was going to be painting I wasn't worried about matching the tile or