and here is the West Elm one for $349:
and here is ours done:
So we have been buying Annie Sloan chalk paint for a year now and have LOVED it, but we are
cheap thrifty and when we discovered this genius at Elizabeth & Co. who can turn regular paint into chalk paint, we almost peed our pants with excitement. And to add to that, we had a buy one gallon of paint, get one free from Crafty Beaver! That's like 6 times the amount of Annie Sloan paint for the same price, SCORE!
So the recipe is for chalk paint is:
1. 2 cups of paint (we chose dark grey in a flat finish)
2. 4 tbs. of Plaster of Paris
3. 4 tbs. of Water
You should mix the plaster of Paris and water first and make it into a smooth pasty finish. You can add water if it doesn't go smooth. Then mix it with the paint and stir really well.
Next we removed the piping from the cushion.
And then we painted the beauty.
Here she is drying. It dried so beautifully. It was our first try with the new paint and we could not be happier!!!!!
Then we took the fabric and laid it on the floor and put the cushion over the top. we pulled the fabric taught and staple gunned it on. The fabric was West Elm fabric we got extremely discounted. It is beautiful!
Then we flipped her back over and reattached the bottom.
Next I used furniture wax and then dark wax stain to give it dimension.
We put it in our living room to see how awesome it would have looked, but now it is on Craigslist to find another home with people who love her :)
And now best of all, the project only took a couple of hours (including drying time) so we had lots of snuggle time with the love of our life :) Look at that toosh!
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