Before & After: Pretty Painted Leather

Before & After: Pretty Painted Leather

Sarah Rae Smith
May 5, 2011

In the past we've talked about some great solutions for those looking to give their old leather a new look. Instead of turning to the world of retail, this homeowner took matters into her own hands with a little paint and some patience.

Although there's no glue gun involved in this project from Shabby Sweet Cottage, there has been some painting in progress. Was it on a canvas? Nope! Instead this old ottoman needed a makeover and that's exactly what it got!

Karen in New Jersey got up the courage to test out some paint. She thinned down her average white paint and applied 8 super thin coats, allowing each to fully dry. The end result is soft to the touch and much warmer than the previous darker version. It might be an interesting trick to try with a fun thrift store find!

See more of the renovation process over at Shabby Sweet Cottage

(Image: Shabby Sweet Cottage)

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