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A lot of homeowners are guilty of owning a sofa or a lounge chair that has seen better days. We tend to put off its maintenance because reupholstery can be very expensive. 

Before tossing it out, try your hand at transforming it with fabric paint. It's a great way to conceal stubborn stains, upgrade outdated designs, and make a well-loved piece look brand new. 

If you haven't experimented with painting fabric before, don't worry, you can browse through this step-by-step guide. Once you're ready to get crafty, steam your favorite seat clean, and be inspired by these color ideas: 

Main photo from: Chalkworthy and Elizabeth Joan Designs.  

Go bold with a pattern 

If an old accent chair is making your living area look dull and plain, consider going for a print to give it a fun twist. You can opt for something simple like polka dots or rosemaling if you're into detail. 

RL Tip: Use a stencil when painting geometric designs to make the prints consistent.

Photo from Better After

An unexpected pop of color

Try a full-cover paint job in yellow or any bright hue if you're looking to incorporate color into your decor. Vibrant shades are perfect for bringing any space back to life and an easy way to turn anything into a standout piece.

Photo from Why Don't You Make Me?

Back to basics with monochrome

Simple doesn't always mean boring. More often than not, streamlined decor give spaces a sophisticated feel. For a clean and crisp look, use a neutral color like gray, tan, or even black. 

Photo from Elizabeth Joan Designs

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