See What a DIY Painted Leather Sofa Looks Like Six Months Later...

See What a DIY Painted Leather Sofa Looks Like Six Months Later...

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Katie Steuernagle
Dec 20, 2016
(Image credit: Katie Steuernagle)

Remember this sofa that used to be black that I painted brown? This photo is from last July. Are you curious to see how it held up after six months of constant wear from three kids, a cat, and a husband who naps on it nearly every evening?

(Image credit: Katie Steuernagle)

It looks pretty much exactly the same! I have to admit, I wasn't sure how the paint would hold up over time and with a lot of use, but I am truly happy with the results. There is one tiny area on the back cushions where the leather (or faux leather or whatever this IKEA couch is made of) is slightly cracked, and the paint shows a tiny bit of wear right in the crack. But I still have some paint left, and I figure I can easily do a touch up, although I kind of like how it looks. Other than that, there's no peeling, no fading, no signs of wear at all.

(Image credit: Katie Steuernagle)
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