Hubby and I made a stop into Habitat for Humanity last week to pick up a window for the chicken coop so as long as we were there we took the time to look around.
I spotted this, as hubby calls it UGLY, love seat in perfect condition and they were having a half off sale. Of course I said load her up, and hubby looked at me like I was crazy. I told him after I was done he wouldn’t recognize it and it was for the dog to sleep on anyway so he didn’t have to like it or sit on it. I keep one piece of furniture around for the dog and her wing back chair was in desperate need of being replaced. I certainly wasn’t about to buy a new piece of furniture so this would be perfect.
I asked the workers about the piece and they said it came from the hospital before the remodel. It actually makes into a twin bed if need be. Well the color wasn’t for me it actually blended into our log walls and it was sorta creepy thinking there may be hospital germs on it, I know I sound like a germaphobe but painting it would make it all better. I had some chalk paint at home and knew it could be used on upholstery so my plan was coming together perfectly.
Finally the weather decided to cooperate so I took advantage of a nice sunny day and got out my paint sprayer and fixed the old girl up. The color I used was Peacock by Waverly. I purchased it at Walmart in the craft section, it took 2-8oz bottles to complete the project. Here’s a tip if you decided to use chalk paint through a sprayer I recommend mixing 1oz of water to 8oz of paint. It thins it just enough to push it through. Chalk paint is thick and need’s a little watering down to be used in a sprayer. And it dries so fast you can paint and have your project back in the house and use it within the hour.
So this is the dog’s new peacock blue love seat. So far she is enjoying it and it gives her more room than a chair. Hubby and one of our employees carried it into the house for me and they were quite impressed with the finish, they said they’d have never guessed it was paint, it felt and looked just like fabric. Voila success!
Cow Print – Hobby Lobby | Owl Planter – TJMaxx | Throw Pillow – TJMaxx | Area Rug – Home Goods