This painted fabric pouffe stopped people in their tracks at last weekend’s Junk Hippy Road Show. And when I shared it was hand painted they had to touch it in disbelief. I am pretty sure they new owner needs to thoroughly sanitize their new pouffe because hundreds of people have touched it. Have you painted fabric before?
I picked up this 1970’s style ottoman at a neighborhood garage sale a few weeks ago for $5.00.
I loved the design on the top and the shape but not so much the color. I decided to transform it with a few quick coats of CeCe Caldwell’s Santa Fe Turquoise.
After it had dried I wiped the entire pouffe down with a damp kitchen sponge. Even though it didn’t feel crispy, mentally, wiping it down made me feel like it would be softer. I am not sure if it even needed to be wiped down but it made me feel better.
I sealed it with Light Aging Wax. Which has been renamed to Aging Cream – but this is an old can in my personal stash.
The most important part step in using Aging Cream correctly is mixing it well. Because the pigments are natural, they tend to settle at the bottom of the can, so MIX WELL.
I brushed the Aging Cream directly on and then wiped off any excess.
I wanted a bomber jacket look – with the cracks of the leather being enhanced by the wax.
The pouffe turned out super soft, had a little bit of shine, and a touch of vintage flair.
My booth neighbor at Junk Hippy walked in to set up and said “you need to mark that SOLD because it’s mine!”. Seriously, a woman after my own heart! She owned Texas Trash Jewelry and had the most amazing one of a kind pieces. She even had a pink Hummer and a pink restored Shasta. *sigh*
Have you tackled painting fabric yet?
If not, you must try it! It’s so fun and no-one will believe you painted it!