So I started taking her apart. The bottom came out easy but the top was another issue. I had to pull, twist, get pilars out and use some leverage to get the back off. I fiinally just started sanding her down with the back fabric still on because I knew I wasn't going to use the fabric again. It sanded so easy, the whole thing only took about a half hour.
Yip I finally got her off (the back that is), and started painting it. I wanted to paint it white and not distress or age it, because I wanted it to look fresh and bright.
Remember the adirondack chairs I got at the yard sale, well I am priming one here so that it will be ready for some Rustoleum Green Apple spray paint about the same time I'm done with the couch. The primer I used on the chair specifically said it was primer for plastic. I'm still a little nervous about how well it will work, I'll let you know later after we've used it for awhile.
Isn't the fabric pretty? The original couch had buttons on the back and I liked the look so I wanted to keep it. The problem is, as you can see, some of the heads pop off the buttons. No matter how careful or how hard I hit the little do-hicky that joins the back to the front of the botton, some always come apart. Does anyone have any advice here, or a good brand of buttons that don't come apart?
And here she is, didn't she turn out pretty. I love that fabric, I got it at JoAnn's. It's kind of spendy but I used a 50% off coupon and that helped a lot. I put trim around the back and slid the bottom back in. Now lets see her with her good friend, the adirondack chair.
A perfect match, can't wait to get the other adirondack chair spray painted and on the other side of her. I really love the color of this green, it matchs my material perfect.
I lent out my sewing machine or there would be some throw pillows on them already, can't wait to do them.