First I thought I was going to reupholster her but even if I do it myself it would still costs me hundreds. I wasn't ready for it yet. So I decided to paint her with ASCP. A big risk since I love her so much. I still plan to reupholster her when I can afford it. In the mean time, Hello, Pretty. Where have you been all my life?
There are a lot of tutorials on how to paint fabric. It actually is pretty simple. I mixed 50% of Old white with 50% of water. I sprayed the fabric first before painting it. It helped the paint spread better. It took three coats to get the look I wanted. I let it dry 24 hours between each coat. Here is what I learned. The settee has this really pretty embroidery and I realized no matter how many coats of paint I paint, it will still show through. So the smoother fabric will probably work better.
It also feels like leather. So this isn't where I would want to lie down with a good book for hours. This would be a great statement piece. Got fur babies? Keep them away. Now, I got three fur babies and every time they jump on it, I can see their nail marks. It's not that obvious but if you are OCD like me, you WILL see it. All in all, I love how she turned out. For the price of one paint can, I got the look I wanted.
I made pillow cases out of coffee sacks. The settee looks too pretty without the pillows. The girls are very excited for their "princess chair." I think the grandness of the chair is balanced out by delicate flowers.
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