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Monday, August 22, 2011

Spray Paint Your SOFA?!?!


In our playroom lives this fabulous sofa that I got for... FREE!


But that's not the whole story...

It used to look like this (brace yourself)...

ok, ok it's not THAT bad:


But THEN I discovered that Rust-oleum has VINYL spray paint!
OMG can we say I was (...and still am) FREAKING out?!?
(can you hear the choir of angels?!?)
Want Proof:


So, I snagged up 4 cans at $7 a pop and go to sprayin'


After three good coats I ended up with this:  


Can you believe this once navy blue sofa was SPRAY PAINTED white?!? 


I mean, does it get any better than that?! 


I am completely in LOVE.

$28 for a super cutie, child friendly sofa to lounge around on is FABULOUS in my book!

What have you transformed lately?!

FAQ's:

Is it crunchy?
NOPE! It feels just like leather or soft vinyl! Soft and smooth.

Does it crack?
Nope. We have used the tar out of it and it is holding up great so far!

What if something spills on it?
Wipe it off! Because it is in the playroom is has already had milk, juice, Popsicle, ice cream all over it. Harper also smeared a Strawberry NutriGrain bar all over it the other day...I just take a damp rag and wipe the mess up! No problem!

Is there fabric spray paint?
The can says "Fabric & Vinyl" so I guess it would also work on fabric too! I have not used it on fabric YET! If you do, please send me an email and let me know how it works!

Where did you find it?
The local Auto Parts store.





I am linking this post here , here and to these awesome places!

98 comments:

  1. Whaaaaaaaaat? That's awesome! I never knew there was any such thing as vinyl spray paint . . . your couch looks amazing! (And how on earth did you get it for free?!)

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  2. WOW! never knew about that. AWESOMEEEE

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  3. Ohmygowd! That is an amazing transformation, you could change the sofa to suit the season, or in our case when ever the kiddos draw on it! Looks great

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  4. OH MY...that's very cool!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  5. THAT is impressive. and you have inspired me to find something vinyl to spray paint!! wahoo! fun!

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  6. I didn't know they made fabric spray paint!!! You'll have to let us know how it holds up, especially since you have kiddos. Thanks for the awesome idea

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  7. WOWZERS - that looks amazing ! I had no idea such a thing existed or was possible ! How does it feel ? Crunchy ????

    Looking forward to hearing how it holds up !

    gena

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  8. OMG! Unbelievable! It will be on FYF this week for sure!
    Jen

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  9. I found you on C.R.A.F.T., and I just LOVE what you did. I want to try this on an antique couch we have been talking about reupholstering for years!

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!

    http://sunla-designs.blogspot.com/search/label/Giveaways

    Lisa!
    Your newest follower!

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  10. Wow! Who would've thought?? Great transformation!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  11. Holy cow, Natalie that turned out ah-mazing! I wish I could spray paint my sofa - but it's velvet-y so that wouldn't work so hot. LOL

    Speaking of spray paint, have you seen the new Martha Stewart line of acrylic paints? They have a spray paint kit that allows you to turn any of the 160 colors into SPRAY PAINT! Ahhhhhhh!

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  12. Where can I get this?!?!? I have fabric I've been wanting to spray paint, and this would be amazing! This project makes me want to go to Goodwill and find a piece of vinyl furniture to refinish! Thanks so much!

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  13. Ok, So firstly I want to say that that is AWEWSOME!!! And it looks great.
    Secondly,I just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the versitile blog award. I hope you accept :)
    http://seaweedandraine.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-award.html

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  14. Absolutely freakin' brilliant!!!!

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  15. Holy crap, are you SERIOUS!?! Oooh, so many possibilities...*drool* I'm totally loving the "new" couch!

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  16. UNREAL!! I think that takes the cake of any reform I have ever seen!! You did Great!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  17. That is amazing! It looks fabtastic, well done!

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  18. This is a first for me - never seen this done before! What a great job you did. Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

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  19. NO WAY! I have not heard about this paint!!! Your sofa looks great and I'm so glad to find out about this. Thanks!!!!

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  20. I read your title on Homework... and I was like, whaaaa? What a huge difference and it's great to hear it really works. Does it have any lingering smell to it (like paint smell)? Very cool!!

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  21. I actually said What! out loud when I read this. That is crazy wonderful. Love it!!! Hugs

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  22. I had no idea they made such paint. I'm gonna have to buy some pronto! I'd love for you to join my linky party:


    http://hindrancecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/under-25-makeover-kitchen-details.html

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  23. OMG...I've got to find this!

    I just saw an ugly brown vinyl sofa yesterday at Goodwill. Loved the shape, but the color was yuck! Dang...I knew I should have gotten it.

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  24. Whoa, this is impressive. I have a cream colored recliner that I want white! Just might have to do this. Thanks for the great tip!!!

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  25. Love it! I have a friend who told me that her mother spray painted the living room carpet! I did not see it but my friend swears that she did.

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  26. This is incredible!! It looks great and what a great idea!! I linked it up on my blog today! http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/08/amazing-spray-paint.html

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  27. What? That is the coolest invention. Now, if I could only find a free vinyl sofa to test it out!

    Best,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

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  28. That is awesome! We almost painted my mom's couch with fabric paint but then realized how much we would have needed.... Might have to give this a try (it's fabric not vinyl).
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  29. I can't stop linking you! I love this so much!!!

    My husband and I recently inherited a classic 1961 VW Beetle passed down three generations. Right before he passed it to us, my father-in-law had new vinyl covers installed on all the seats, but they weren't available in their original cream color. He was really disappointed that all he could get was a light navy color that doesn't really quite match anything on the turquoise vehicle!

    We really don't know a ton about car restoration (yet), but your couch looks about the right color, so I showed this to my hubby and it looks like this might be a pretty simple restoration project for our baby! We'll be checking the auto supply store soon and getting those seat covers painted back to the color the Good Lord and Volkswagon intended!

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  30. We learn something new every day. That is amazing.
    New follower stopping by from the Creative Blogger hop. Hope you stop by for a visit.
    http://grandmabonniescloset.blogspot.com/

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  31. That looks fabulous, I never knew such a paint existed thanks for sharing this. Visiting from Tuesdays Treasures.

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  32. Shut up! That is so cool. I am pinning and stumbling this. Thinking I will try it on fabric. Thanks for sharing!!
    Saved By Love Creations

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  33. Wow! That is amazing! Thanks for blazing the trail and showing us it can be done!

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  34. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  35. Oh, no way! I had to check this out when reading the title--it is amazing! I adore spray paint, but never would have thought of this! Great job!

    I have a link party going on now, called Show & Share. I'd love to have you link this up!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

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  36. OK. This is just NUTS! But SO COOL!
    It looks so great! :-)
    ~Bec

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  37. WOW! I did not realize they made the spray paint for vinyls and fabrics! That couch looks GREAT! So retro, and I love the new color. AMAZING!

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  38. There is a paint for EVERY.THING these days! That is so cool!

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  39. Un-freakin'-believable!! What will they think up next for us to play with? Great Job!!!

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  40. Girl... that looks fabulous!! Totally impressed!

    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

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  41. This is pretty awesome! I've never seen vinyl spray paint before- must check it out. I'd love it if you would stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

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  42. That is so, so, so (I could go on and on) COOL! I didn't know such a thing existed. I'm going to have to keep my eyes out for a diamond-in-the-rough vinyl piece, so I can give the paint a try.

    Your couch, and your playroom look beautiful, btw!

    Jenn

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  43. THIS IS A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! I love me a good spray painting project, but to spray paint a couch... I have no words!!!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

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  44. I love this Natalie! You would never be able to tell that it was painted - amazing!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love Favorites. PS - can't wait to meet you at Southern BLOGS!!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/08/friday-im-in-love-week-14.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  45. Congrats! You've been featured on Fabulousity Friday at Sweet Tea Serendipity! Stop by & pick up your award: http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabulousity-friday-10.html

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  46. Oh my goodness! That's awesome - and brave! Great to know this can be done!

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  47. I sooo love this!! I am always amazed at when I see fabric and couches transformed by paint~ but a vinyl couch! Awesome!! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  48. I love spray paint! LOVE it! Would you please share this amazing transformation at my blog party Simply Creative over at 365days2simplicity?

    Angela
    http://365days2simplicity.blogspot.com/

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  49. Wow...how cool is that? Looks fabulous.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  50. Holy Cow! This is so cool! I love the new color and how it looks so natural. I'd never guess it was spray painted. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  51. This is amazing! Probably the coolest upcycled furniture I have seen all year! Oh and I love your pillows too! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  52. Thank you!! I'm going to try it on my shoes!
    Jacqueline (visiting from TT and J)

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  53. I love this! About 8 years ago I spray painted a baby blue vinyl chair black with vinyl spray paint and it has held up until recently little wear spots are starting to appear but all you have to do is respray it. This chair has been through the ringer and held up remarkably well. I found mine at the local home improvement store.

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  54. That's awesome! I saw your sofa on Someday Crafts just under my painted chair! I hadn't thought about it, but spray paint is perfect for vinyl! Looks awesome. I may end up mentioning it on my blog...

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  55. Oh, and I love your header - same colors as mine. Funny! It's awesome. Great blog!

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  56. That is amazing! I had no idea such a thing existed. I looks beautiful!

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  57. VERY cool! Looks too pretty to be in a playroom!

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  58. WOW...I am impressed...it looks like a whole new couch!!
    Stop by to enter my General Mills giveaway!

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  59. Incredible! I will be trying this on our 60's L-shaped bench seat / table!

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  60. Who'da thunk? I love it. Keep us posted on how it wears, ok?

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  61. seriously, that is AWESOME! Love how it looks and the maintainance doesn't seem too bad either :)

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  62. Just featured this today here and pinned on my Pinterest. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  63. Oh wow...I had no idea that this paint would work so well...looks outstanding!! I’m having a Pottery Barn gift card giveaway…hop over and enter…ends 8/28 at midnight.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  64. NO freakin' way! Natalie, this is amazing!! I've got to try this!

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  65. Wow! Who knew! I have a project just for this!

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  66. Shut the front door!!!!! This has truly opened doors for me and quite possibly changed my life!! lol Thanks so much for sharing -- it's beautiful!

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  67. Wow! Who would have thought! I hope it holds up for you. Cool!

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  68. One word - GENIUS!

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  69. Stunning!!!! I'm at a loss for words at how fabulous this is!!!!!! I did hear the angels singing, too!!! LOL!!!! It's like a whole new world has opened......Thank You!!!!!!

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  70. Love it! Was the couch already vinyl or was it a leather? I reread the post but still missed the answer to that, not sure if it's my preggo brain just missing it or not! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's, I'm featuring this gorgeous makeover tonight!

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  71. Wow, that's amazing! I'm thinking purses and shoes that need a color change or scuffs covered up. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  72. Painting sofa is the bravest and coolest thing to do in the block! Kudos...

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-4.html

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  73. I'm featuring you on my blog today! www.hypheninteriors.com

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  74. OMG you just sold a train car load of vinyl spray paint to blog world !!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

    I'm getting some also

    jancie

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  75. STFU!!!
    Thats awesome. I totally am going too keep an eye out for that paint. with my luck it wont be available in Canada and I will have to cross boarder to get it...

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  76. No way! Never heard of such a thing. AWESOME! I'll be featuring this tonight for sure!

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  77. There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said... So I'll just say it anyway..

    WOW
    WOW
    WOW

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  78. That is so great! I love it. But I have to say that I'm actually freaking out about your curtains. They are exactly what I'm looking for, but I want to do them myself. Do you have a tutorial on those?!!

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  79. just a note to let you know that i featured your sofa on fridays unfolded this week!

    alison

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  80. That is amazing! I wish this was around back when we had a faded vinyl chair that we were too lazy to recover. Pinning this! :)

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  81. This is so crazy cool! I love it - and I can't wait to try it out!
    Thanks so much for linking up - I had to feature it today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/09/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-21/

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  82. I just found you and your painted sofa, love you both!
    Debbie :)

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  83. That’s amazing. I completely am leaving too stay an eye out for that cover. With my fortune it won’t be obtainable in Canada and I will have to irritated occupant to obtain it...

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  84. Just saw this at Living Savvy - awesome! I really want to try it on my fabric sofa! I'll let you know how it works!

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  85. I never would have thought to look at an auto parts store!! Hope you make it on American Crafter!!

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  86. Just a heads up - mentioned your fab sofa again on my blog today! http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/09/all-in-one-spot.html

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  87. I just launched a Rust-Oleum Linky and would love it if you would add this. No hoops or rules just a little linky for Rust-Oleum Lovers.
    You can find it here:
    http://kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com/p/rust-oleum-craft-project-parade-linky.html
    Hope to see you there!
    Hugs~
    Jenni

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  88. So cool! I'm suddenly looking around my house wondering what furniture I can spray paint. I think it all could use a new color! Good luck in American Crafter!

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  89. Oh Wow! I thought about spray painting my ugly couch several months ago. I didn't due to not wanting a nasty crunchy feel. I'm definitely going to give this a go! I'll let you know how it goes! I just pinned this and I'm your newest follower! http://designfluff.blogspot.com/

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