By some stroke of luck, we actually had my parent's truck that day, so we drove a few houses down and picked it up. They even had a couch to match, but it was gigantic and our porch was, uh, full of crap. So I turned it down and now I'm kicking myself while staring at my mostly empty porch that could use another seating area! Oh, well. This thing sat covered with a pink sheet until last month. And there was a lot of this going on.....
I swear I love both my cats, this one just loves getting his photo taken, so I oblige! I voted to keep the piece wood because I thought it would be cool against the white walls, but Shaun really wanted to paint it. So I let him win and helped him take it outside for a makeover.
We lightly sanded, then used BIN to prime and Behr Premium in semi-gloss Ultra Pure White for the finish coats. I admit I got a little sad when he did these first strokes of primer!
Did you catch the 80's pastel southwestern cushions? Here's a closeup of that mess!
A local upholstery shop quoted me $300 to recover these rectangles of foam, so I said HELL TO THE NO to that. There are companies online that make cushion covers specifically for This End Up furniture, but the fabrics you get to choose from look mostly like this:Um, why do they all look like they are made from 70's muppet fur? I'm so confused. Not a beige cotton or natural twill to be found. So, for now it has a 96" long linen drape from Target tucked around the cushions, and that works well enough.
Do you think we should've kept it wood, or does the white paint look better?