Monday, November 14, 2011

ASCP Leather Sofa

Yes, you read the title correctly! We have a customer, Denise, that used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on her leather couch and chair! We couldn't believe it either, so we had to take pictures and share.

Purchasing new furniture was not in the budget, and slipcovering it was too feminine for the room. So, why not Chalk Paint it? She was so excited to get started, she almost forgot the before photo. This is "during," but it gives you a good idea of what it looked like before.
And the same section after Graphite Chalk Paint and sealed with Clear Wax.
Here is the whole couch right after painting and waxing.
And the chair and ottoman.
And here it is about one month later.
It is very soft to the touch and very natural looking.
Now, it definitely will become more worn with time and use (especially since she has two big dogs that sit on it), but what a great way to update and extend the life of a piece of furniture.

Here again, is one month later, you can see the rugged aged look developing on the seat cushions where the dogs climb up and sit.
It is perfect for her husband's "man cave" and reminds me of a distressed, aged leather sofa you would find in a old English library in a country estate.

What have you used Chalk Paint on?


  1. i used annie's chalk paint to alter the colour of a damask on an upholstered chair! it turned out beautifully, i was astonished. it was meant to be temporary but we all love it.


  2. Brilliant! Perfect solution for me to change the color of my 2 leather ottoman cubes from rust to Emperor's Silk or maybe Graphite. Thanks for the inspiraton!
    Deni from Canada