5.07.2012

OH YES I DID

Last week I showed you my new bright yellow ottoman that I picked up at Goodwill. 
Well, it's not bright yellow anymore!
With a little latex paint, some fabric medium, a spray bottle of water, and some elbow grease, 
it nows looks like this...


It used to look like this....


Not that there was anything wrong with the bright yellow, it just wasn't jiving with the rest of the room.


The new color is Benjamin Moore Deusen Blue.


It almost has a denim look to it. 


And it flows much better with the rest of the room now.



I figured if I totally screwed it up, I could always have it reupholstered.
A tufted ottoman probably wasn't the best piece to experiment on.  
It was quite the challenge to paint the folds of the fabric.
but fortunately it turned out great!  


I don't think I'll make a habit of painting upholstered furniture, 
but giving this ottoman a facelift with paint was the perfect solution. 

Come on, fess up.  Have you ever painted upholstery?

Sharing with:
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DIY by Design
Savvy Southern Style
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Miss Mustard Seed

51 comments:

  1. it looks perfect in your living room now! that color is awesome and makes the pillows stand out!

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  2. Andrea!!! It looks awesome! Perfect color choice for your living room, and it doesn't look painted at all!

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  3. Looks great Andrea! Hard to believe it's the same piece. How does it feel? I just ordered a new ottoman for my family room. Fingers crossed that I like it when it gets here!!

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  4. That looks fabulous and I can't tell it is painted. It just looks like beautiful upholstery.

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  5. I love the color, the size and the tufting of this ottoman! You are a brave and ambitious woman!! It truly looks fabulous!!

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  6. Get OUT!! I totally thought you reupholstered it! Well done - I hope you'll share a mini tutorial - amazing!

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  7. Love the new color - I never would've known you painted it! It looks so great in your room!

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  8. I have to admit, I was a little nervous for you when you said you were painting the ottoman, but it love the end result! Any tips or tricks for painting upholstery in the future? Did you use a specific tutorial to guide you?

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  9. Oooh, that looks awesome! Nice paint job! :)

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  10. exactly which goodwill are you shopping at?? I live in the Cincy area and I never see stuff like this at the florence goodwill?

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    1. This ottoman came from the Newport Goodwill. You're right about Florence. I have ventured in there several times and have never found anything. Come on over to Campbell County!

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  11. Wow! I would have never thought it would turn out like this. Another great project!

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  12. It looks fabulous! I never would have guessed that you painted that. And it does really jive with the rest of the room now.

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  13. I had no idea you could paint fabric like that. It looks great :)

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  14. AMAZING!! The ottoman really completes the room.

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  15. Unbelievable, who woulda thunk? The blue is perfect in your room, quite the vision you had!

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  16. That is crazy. And it's crazy that painting upholstery turned out so good. And it's almost as crazy good as your salted caramel bars that I made this weekend with a pound of butter!

    ~Bliss~

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  17. Oh wow I didn't know you could do that with upholstery! What a cool experiment and it looks really terrific. Good job!

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  18. nice job...you are brave and give me hope!!!!

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  19. Visiting from Primitive & Proper--fantastic job! I've been wanting to try it for a while; I just have to repair my chair before I get started. I'm glad to know painted upholstery can look this good!

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  20. This is amazing...it looks like you simply dyed the fabric. Very smart! I love how the color goes so well with your room!

    XO,
    Jane

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  21. I think it's amazing and completely a miracle that you can PAINT fabric! It really looks great!

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  22. Wow! That looks fantastic! You did an amazing job Andrea!

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  23. Ohhhhh yes you did! Looks great!

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  24. Really something how the fabric took to the paint, you'd never know you painted it! You did a wonderful job on it! No, I've never painted fabric but I've been tempted to try it:)

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  25. Well it's definately jiving now!!! Love it!!
    I've just painted a chair and it turned out so good!! I've painted stripes on heaps of fabric things before, you kinda get used to the feel.

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  26. Looks great. I have never painted upholstery but I have a few parsons chairs I have considired painting when I get the time. I remember seeing a wing back chair that 155 Dream Lane painted a few months back it turned out great. You should go over and check it out.

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  27. It turned out GREAT!!! I have an ottoman that is similar that I'd like to paint. I also have a chair that I'd like to paint vs. re upholster. Can you please share your technique--how did you do it?

    Thanks!
    Eva
    evafalletta@yahoo.com

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  28. Who knew? I didn't know you could paint upholstery. You must share how you did it and if the piece still feels like fabric or does it feel painted. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign's Swing into Spring party.

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  29. Oh, you are so clever!! It's the perfect fit! You did a wonderful job, it doesn't look like paint at all!

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  30. Amazing!!! I would have never guessed it was painted. Beautiful!

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  31. Your ottoman looks great. And yes, we have painted two upholstered wing chairs. They went for very multi shades of blueto a creamy white. We changed our breakfast area into a small sitting area. The chairs look and feel great. Did this about six months ago. Just recently reapplied a clear wax to them.

    Sherry
    Beaufort, SC

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  32. Awesome! I am totally going to check out the newport goodwill. Thanks! I always see where you get this crazy awesome stuff and I'm always wondering..where is this girl shopping at??? Seriously. That ottoman is redonkulous. awesome. Great job!

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  33. This is just amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE the color and can't wait to see how you did it!

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  34. It looks awesome! I have my 1st fabric painting project lined up...wish me luck!

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  35. Perfect color choice, and I'd never guess it was painted! It looks so great!
    I'm gonna have to try this!
    -Revi

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  36. Luv the color and it turned out nice. I discovered you on Miss Mustard Seed and I'm now a follower!

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  37. That is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job of painting it, you can tell by the photos that it's not originally that color.

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  38. You're right, that color does totally jive more now. I'm gearing up for a little furniture painting myself. :)

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  39. I meant to say, "You CAN'T tell by the photos that it's not originally that color." Sorry about the type-o. Your living room colors are very pretty and the ottoman fits in perfectly in it's new blue coat.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  40. Really great. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  41. This is amazing! Your color choices are so pretty!

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  42. I'm way late to this, but your ottoman is stunning! Any special tricks? I'm so glad to know that this technique exists!
    Nancy

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  43. Just took your home tour. WOW! I'm your newest follower.

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  44. Hi! Really love the ottoman. Maybe you can post the steps to this project on your site. I have some outdoor cushions that could use a new coat of paint. Thanks!

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  45. Unbelievable! Amazing! You are brave and victorious....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  46. Well, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR...I can't even tell it has been painted. I can't wait to try that on a thrifted piece sometime. Awesome...
    Over from SSS.

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  47. That looks SUPER!! I've painted just about everything - but not upholstery. I love the colors!!

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  48. Hi just wanted you to know I featured your ottoman on my blog today-have a great weekend!

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