Project: Making Furniture Beach Friendly | Part 2

Now about this super cute red couch. My first thought was to sell it. But y’all, I have had this thing since I was in grad school, and it has held up through every move and still looks as good as the day I bought it. Well, with maybe just a little love. I decided I just couldn’t part with it.

So, I started researching a few options of couch covers. Even though I love this couch, I knew the red was going to be way too loud for my beach theme.

Enter the solution: Sure Fit (check them out here). I choose this one because my little couch has separated pillows for the seat. It was a little big, but I pulled it super tight and tucked any extra into the main section and placed the seat pillows on top.

I ordered two new pillows from The Next Sew Around on Etsy – check her out here. I picked out the blue crab pillows- and absolutely love them. They are the perfect size for my small couch!

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Time to work on those red pillows! What to do….

Project: Making Furniture Beach Friendly | Part 1

Did I mention how excited I am to move back to the beach!? I can’t even believe it’s happening, and so quickly! I’ll be within 2.5 hrs of my family and have found a brand new apartment. It is very simply decorated with whites and grays; so, after much thought, my black and red motif is not going to work. While I have loved my elegant black furniture, super cute red couch and that beautiful painting of the couple dancing on the beach, I felt like it will just be too harsh for the beach.

Time for, that’s right, a make-over.  Be still my little DIY heart! Nothing that a can of paint can’t fix, but I did want to do this pretty quickly, as I am moving the the beach to frolic in the sand after all!

Part 1

Let’s start with the black furniture. Best bet, paint it all white. Maybe a little lighter to make give it an antique finish or have some sandpaper on standby. Easy. Why not stop on the way to Destin on the interstate? So that’s just what I did. I pulled over in Prattville and marched into Home Depot, determined to shake my color scheme up!  I found a flat matte paint, and picked out white.

Back at my parents’ house, the paint brushes and rollers came out, and the transformation began. Dad had some old tarp that he laid out on the barn floor, and I got busy!  I did have to apply two coats of paint to all my furniture, but it really looks great. The lamp was probably the hardest, and if you hit it just right it will chip. But all in all, the furniture with the new paint survived the move. Dad remembered to bring some extra paint when we unpacked in Destin, and did a few touch up jobs.

The only addition I will have is some cute new hardware for the drawers!

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It has been a few weeks since I’ve posted something … So I wanted to tell you guys I have moved to Destin, Florida! I have been swamped with working out the details – but I finally have some pics of DIY projects.

I’ll post soon!