Painted Settee

Painted Settee

Remember this little guy…….

…….I couldn’t decide whether to reupholster, slipcover or paint!


I decided to PAINT!!!



The process was quite simple but time-consuming.  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey (which looks more like cream to me).


This is after one coat…..I ended up doing three (although I probably could have gotten away with two since this sits in my bedroom).


I applied one coat of clear wax and painted the feet AS Aubusson Blue with a dark wax. As I have read from others who have tried this, the texture is a little stiff but not uncomfortable.  I would probably not do this on my living room couch only because it gets a lot more “traffic” on it, but for our bedroom, it’s perfectly fine!


I just added a simple throw blanket and some pillows to complete the look.

Now it’s the perfect spot to put on our shoes or for the cat to lounge!!


And, yes, that is a skinny holiday tree still up in my bedroom!  It’s such a beautiful champagne color and gives off such a warm, comforting glow day and night that I have not tired of it!


 Right not there is a beautiful burgundy bird perched on a limb for Valentine’s Day.  I’m working on what to do for spring!


I’m really happy with the settee, but you know me……


….I’m feeling it needs a little something more. Maybe a grayish/blue strip or a french design of some sort, or, maybe even stencil a design like a damask on the seat or all over!

Let me know what you think!  I’ll just live with it for now and let it “talk to me”!!

Until next time………


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  1. That’s pretty amazing – you have to admit! It looks great and who would have thought it would really work.

  2. I love it. I have been painting upholstery for years..about 15 years. I have found that if you lightly “sand” between coats it becomes much softer and kind of pushes the paint down into the woven fabric, too. I think a stripe or even a French graphic would be perfect…but I DO like it just as it is, too. xo Diana

  3. Did u say you put wax on the settee after you painted?

  4. Doreen Sargente :

    Well, you put me to shame with this one ;).


  5. Teresa Price Hargis :

    Does it have to be a special kind of paint….I have Annie Sloan paint that I used to paint wooden chairs…..Would I be able to use the same paint on fabric? I love yours and I have a fabric chair that I would love to change the color……Thanks for sharing this…It has put me to “thinking”…..

  6. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life :

    Oh my word, I love it and it turned out fabulous. I think you did an amazing job. I need to find something to paint. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. That is seriously AMAZING Angela. WOW!

  8. Really turned out nice Angela! I must say that I loved the plaid too!

  9. shirley@housepitalitydesigns :

    Wow…you painted it!…that is fabulous!…Now, would the wax rub off on clothing?…you did an amazing job!!

  10. It looks gorgeous! Nobody could tell it is painted. It looks like new fabric. It looks so pretty in your bedroom. What an awesome idea!

  11. Linda@Coastal Charm :

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful makeover at my party last week…it looks outstanding! It will be featured at this weeks party.


  12. Yvonne @ StoneGable :

    What an amazing transformation! You are a brave girl. Love the way your “new” sofa looks!

  13. That looks great. A blue flour sack type strip would be nice looking on it too. I can’t believe how great that looks with regular paint. :)

  14. must love junk :

    This turned out gorgeous!! Great job :)

  15. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. :

    Wow, painted upholstery always amazes me!

  16. Laurel Stephens :

    This turned out beautifully! I’ve painted an upholstered chair, so I know how much effort is involved. Well done!

  17. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer :

    It turned out beautifully. What a great way to salvage an outdated piece! I love that you have an “everyday” tree up too. It makes it all cozy. Thanks for sharing at our Get Your DIY on party! Next month’s theme is Thinking Spring! XO

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