Wednesday, August 17

Who Paints a CoUCh?

Who Paints a Couch?

We Do!

This is my cute friend Melissa. Yes we did paint this couch. 
Disclaimer: this couch is not going into a living room; it is a prop, so you can stop freaking out.

A prop for what? Melissa has twin girls and she was having a party for them and she needed a PINK couch.....so, you know, we painted it PINk.

I know you are dying to do this to your own couch so I will tell you how :)
1.Take all the trim off.
2. Vacuum the crap out of it and then clean it with bleach.
3. Apply 3 gallons of  KILZ oil based primer.


4. Ruin your flip fops because you can't paint with a roller without getting it all over.
5. Use the whole stinkin' can (gallon) of  BrIGHt PiNk paint.
6. Explain to every single person that walks by that we are not crazy; we are creative.
7. Have a crazy friend who buys way too much trim because she thinks every trim is just ToO white, when really it all looks exactly the same. ( love ya Melissa)
8. Paint the wood white.
9. Apply the trim with hot glue.
10. Lay on your friends couch like you would lay on any other plastic feeling couch.
Melissa did steps 2,7,8 and 9 all by her self. Steps 4 and 10 where all me.
I actually really love it.

EnJoY!

ThaNkS for the LiNk uP LaDiES!

70 comments:

  1. Carrie! This is so funny. I love it. Oh how I wish I could just paint over some of the upholstered furniture I come upon. You actually did it! Hey, it looks really fantastic in pictures, so no one has to know it feels like crunchy plastic. Thanks for sharing! -K

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  2. Love it!!! I saw a piece in an antique store recently that was painted and I was curious how long the finish would last, I guess though when it gets tired looking you just paint or recover, that is a beautiful piece and I am sure will be a big hit at a girls party!

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  3. Painting a couch is so brave! What a fun idea for a party. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I have one word for you ladies: STICKER!

    AWESOME and pinkalicous! I think I am in love!

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  5. Wow, 3 gallons of primer?! It looks so stinkin cute, is as comfortable as it is cute?! Love it!!

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  6. Now there are a couple of girls after my own heart. My love and admiration go out to you! Lisa~

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  7. that is seriously awesome!! It even looks comfy!

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  8. its totally FABULOUS!! I love it! We are your newest followers! I will paint anything!! I even spray painted my faucets!!
    Amy

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  9. I have never seen anything like this before! And your post on it made me laugh out loud. Great job! :)

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  10. well, it looks freaking awesome!

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  11. Funny story (where are the pix from the party when we can see what the "prop pink sofa" was doing there FOR?) and great redo, even if it's as comfy as sitting on plastic feeling furniture!

    LOL

    Smiles, visiting from MMS Linky Party today,
    ~Suzanne in IL

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  12. My mouth is still open...the sofa looks great but the feel? It's a great prop!

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  13. so fun and pretty...not to mention totally creative...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  14. This is AMAZING!!! I love your pretty pink couch!! The color is perfect with the white wood - love it! Stopping by from S&N this morning- hope you will come share this at Feathered Nest Friday too!

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  15. So cute! Love that it's a cheap way to create an awesome prop

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  16. I haven't painted a couch yet, but after seeing how cute yours is I want to try. Way to think out of the box.

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  17. This is so adorable-love the color too! creatively inspiring-following too!

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  18. Fantastic, looks and sounds like you two had a blast!!!

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  19. No guts, no glory, right? Not sure how many people would have even tried this, but I know I will be looking for a couch to paint. Just have to wait and see how well that goes over with Hubby ~ LOL!!!

    XoXo,
    Kristal

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  20. Why not paint a couch? I love to think outside the box. Kudos.

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  21. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

    See you soon, I hope!
    Artie

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  22. LOVE this - the couch and the story! Hysterical and relatable! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings to you both!
    Missy

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  23. Love your pink couch! I've been dying to try this with an ugly wing chair that sits in the corner of my bedroom. Your instructions are great - I'm ready for step 4 but I'll have to work on step 7.

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  24. I've actually seen a painted chair for sale at my local Anthropologie & they wanted over a thousand dollars for it!

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  25. What a totally fun idea!!! Did it really feel like plastic? :) Great for photo shoots!

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  26. Totally crazy, but completely awesome!

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  27. It looks great! Love the lines of the sofa.

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  28. i love it! i once painted an ugly velvet chair because i had pain but no slipcover and it was not for sitting in anyway! brilliant!

    come visit anytime!

    michele

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  29. oh wow this is amazing! I was thinking of painting a chair in my house.

    http://designpardeux.com

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  30. It looks awesome and comfy. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  31. hehe! Funny post and a cute couch. I've been telling people for years that creative and crazy always go hand in hand!
    I've spray painted fabric before, but never an upholstered piece of furniture. I might just have to give it a go!

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  32. I would never think this would work! Spray paint is a weakness of mine. I love it!!!
    Great job!!!
    We would love for you join us for our second link party! *Crafty Lassie Tuesday*
    www.SewStylishBoutique.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    Heather & Rose

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  33. Wow! Now I'm dying to find a chair/couch I can paint for a photo prop.

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  34. Seriously awesome!!! That is so darn cute and I hope we get to see the party next! :-)
    Vanessa

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  35. Y'all are just having too much fun!

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  36. I found you on Market Yourself Monday, and I just LOVE what you did. We have an antique couch and loveseat that my husband has agreed to let me paint, now I just need to decide on a color!

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!

    http://sunla-designs.blogspot.com/search/label/Giveaways

    Lisa!
    Your newest follower!

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  37. Way cool! Love how it turned out-so cute!

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  38. Who woulda thought! It turned out fab and now you have pink flip-flops?!
    Tracey

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  39. How much do I LOVE that pink couch? Almost as much as I love the way you describe creating it!

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  40. Very cute - especially for a prop! I bought a couch like this to try to reupholster and let's just say it got the best of me. I should paint it!

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  41. wow. I'm impressed. I never would have thought this possible. I want a pink couch! My husband would roll his eyes! giggle
    I'm having a link party on my blog today and I'd love for you to add this idea if you have the time. Thanks for sharing, Maria
    http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

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  42. That's painted?? No way! The color is so fun! What did you use it for during the party? I'm curious! Love it, such a fun addition to a girls party! ;)

    I'm having a Shabby Apple dress giveaway---I'd love for you to check it out! www.alittleknickknack.com

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  43. Thanks for the disclaimer at the beginning! I was freaking out :) Very fun idea.

    Since you like crazy ideas, I thought you ladies may want to check out our company. http://www.denydesigns.com/

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  44. Ha! That's awesome! Have you guys seen my painted chairs? www.hypheninteriors.com. Too funny that we both did something similar, though the methods seem to differ some. Fun!! I love it. I may mention it on my blog...

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  45. No... I definitely will post about it. Tomorrow... if you don't mind!

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  46. you've been featured at fridays unfolded this week!

    aliosn

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  47. Girls,

    I just want you to know that I featured your sofa on my blog today. You guys got not just one but TWO stickers... ;)

    Thank you for sharing!

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  48. That is so creative! I love it! I saw your post on A Bowl Full of Lemons and wanted to say hi!

    ~Kristi

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  49. Amazing...and amazingly funny...I laugh just thinking about it...you paint like I do:)...What a fun idea!
    Rene

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  50. So fun! I love how it turned out!!

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  51. What!!!! Oh my word, you painted a couch, yes you did. And look how amazing it turned. Out. I love this soo much, Well done!

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  52. You made my top 3 most clicked list this week! Congrats :)

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  53. Just a heads up - mentioned your fab sofa again on my blog today! http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/09/all-in-one-spot.html

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  54. I just wanted to let you and your readers know that I posted your chair on my page with examples of painted upholstery! I linked right to you so they could find more information on your blog. Hope you don't mind.

    http://www.hypheninteriors.com/chairs

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