Thursday, November 17, 2011

Couch Legs Do-Over!

I mentioned how I was fixing the legs on our new couch, and I'm here to show you how I did it!

It was very simple.  The couch we bought came with birch wood legs like this:
And I turned them into this:
All I did was to set them aside while building the couch to deal with later.  When that time came, I gave them a quick sanding since they were covered in a shiny coating.  The sanding helps paint grab onto the surface as opposed to trying to stay on the shiny top. 
Then I propped them up on a piece of cardboard leftover from the couch.  To do so, I stuck a bunch of thumbtacks in the cardboard and balanced each leg on a tack- see how they had perfectly sized holes on the bottom?
Then I just took some regular old black matte craft store paint.  I bought it to paint the shade on my bubble chandelier, but that wasn't working, so I had the entire bottle left.  One coat did the trick, with a few extra patches of second coats.
After they were dry, we just quickly installed them to the couch and we were ready to rock and roll!
These legs go much better with our style!

PS- It is so hard to get good pictures of the couch because our condo is so tiny!!  I was pressed up against the wall and holding the camera next to me to get the shot this far away.  When I stand as far back as possible holding the camera normally, you can't see the legs or half the couch.  Very annoying!  So, I apologize for the lack of good photos of the couch on this post and the original

1 comment:

  1. OMG, your condo is so lovely! You have got an eye for decorating!

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