As I mentioned in a previous post, my go to place for inspiration and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was then and is now Robyn Story Designs in Tampa. The sofa in Robyn's shop is painted. Yes, my friend you read it correctly. It is painted and after seeing how beautiful it turned out I bought a couple of cans of ASCP and painted my antique sofa below. Reupholstering it was not in the budget with all of the other things that I needed to do to get the house ready for the tour. I wanted to create a beautiful French themed room in whites and soft gray like the ones I had been pinning on Pinterest. So this was my little secret that unless you were told no one was the wiser in knowing the day of the tour.
I found this beautiful sofa on Craigslist and it was in pristine condition. The fabric was perfect except it was cream and gold. Still pretty as it was, I wanted white and after one can of paint I was almost there.
I trimmed the wood out using Paris Grey ASCP and then waxed it. The trick with painting the fabric is getting the fabric wet first. So I sprayed it with water first and then with a very wet paint brush dipped it in to the paint and painted it. It took a little more than 2 cans of paint. It feels and looks like leather. I don't know exactly how it will wear yet but I was thrilled with the results and plan on keeping a can of ASCP on hand to touch it up when necessary.
Would you have guessed it? No? Good, then shhhh..pinky swear....it's our secret!
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