I printed the fabric myself which I will tell you about later, but for now just wanted to show the amazing difference some paint and coordinated fabric can make. I know we've all seen it a hundred times but it never fails to amaze, inspire and transform. The power of paint!
And remember I told you I found this couch with two matching end tables? The tables were in near perfect condition and didn't need anything other than a coat of paint to match the couch.
The tables had glass tops with a recess beneath the glass, presumably to put decorative items inside, under the glass. I had JUST SO HAPPENED to find two identical frames the same day I found the wicker set and they JUST SO HAPPENED to fit exactly inside the table lip, underneath the glass. I did not plan this, nor did it occur to me when I found the frames (at a completely separate location than the couch and tables) The tables just looked like something was missing when I finished painting them and the glass was placed. I looked around the garage and my eyes fell on those frames, among the pile of treasures I had rescued from the trash that day. I tried it, it worked. They added the perfect extra 'something' the tables needed to finish them off. I know some of you might be doubting that one could be so lucky, but I swear it's true!
My daughter put some of her artwork under the glass and I love it!
Cost to me? $24 for a gallon of paint (and I used the WHOLE gallon, painting wicker uses a lot of paint!) about $7 for 20' of Stucco Corner and less than $20 for the fabric on the cushion covers. All the rest was free and, at least for now, out of the landfill. I'd say a pretty good days work for a look like this........
And a big thanks to my friend Lora for the use of her home to stage these photos. Thanks Lora, you're awesome!
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