Monday, December 7, 2009

See what a little bit of paint can do...

Yesterday, while playing around in photo-shop, I made some big decisions about Marshmallow Manor! I decided to repaint that ugly blue couch.....and I'm thinking I want to stain the 'fireplace' with something that contains a green tint.
The couch and chair were really easy to paint. First I gave the whole thing a rough sand...then I painted it Brown (I used Liquitex, Basics acrylic paint) .....I pounced the brush over where the material on the couch would be to make it look like leather...

Then I painted all the trim black.

I just can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE MY NEW COUCH AND CHAIR!!!! I am so glad I took the risk and painted my 30 year old toy a new color! It just looks soooo much better than the blue did!!

And while I had the black paint out, I went ahead and painted the inside of the gourd. See how good everything is starting to look!

.....and Now , about them floors......
((they need to be shiny!)) Let me see what I can go do about that.....

Until next time.........

8 comments:

Ara said...

Everything looks so good! I love playing around with colors in photoshop! Its a good way to get an idea before diving into something head first! Love it! - Ara

Lize said...

Better than new!

Kim said...

Wow- Katie- the couch and chair do look like leather- they look wonderful- and the gourd looks fantastic too!! I can't wait to see more :)

Sans said...

Best transformation ever! From wood to leather in 1 stroke! Its really great job. Varnish for shine?

Chris V. said...

very nice! I know sometimes it's so hard to paint something - but it usually improves it and gives it a whole new look. wow, that looks like nice leather furniture now! the gourd will look great too. excellent idea!

Ana Anselmo said...

that´s great Katie!!!! always your imagination working. What i love most is the gourd as a chimney, we have those here but I never imagine to do such a thing with it.
hugs from Portugal
Ana
PS: still with lots of work at the lab, I hope next 16th of December I will be free, at least of these projects LOL.

Liberty Biberty said...

Well, that couch and chair look great Katie!
Mercedes

A. Wright said...

They turned out fantastic. Can't wait to see the gourd. Those are some lucky bunnies