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Repurposing Old furniture for Themed Shoots
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Repurposing Old furniture for Themed Shoots

One day a couple of months ago, I was taking my children to school and I see this awful green couch in the yard of someone in my neighborhood.  This is generally what people do when they are wanting to get rid of bulk furniture and have the trash company pick it up. Well, this couch caught my eye because of the structure and I thought I could possible experiment with it.  So I drove past it a few times on errands, in and out of the neighborhood.  Each time, I was having mental brainstorms on how I could do something with this little ugly couch.  I had a shoot coming up and it could be perfect for the theme that I was shooting.   So I decided to just go for it.  What did I have to lose?  It was free and if I messed it up, it could go right back out to the curb.  The first thing I did after I got it home, was spray it with THIEVES (Young Living Essential oils to kill whatever fumes or germs it could possible have).  Next, I decided to look up on You Tube on How to refurbish a couch, quickly.  I started seeing videos tutorials on how to paint couches. I like upholstery fabric but I didn't have time to teach myself how to do that within the time frame that I had. So I grew more interested in the Chalk Paint on furniture concept.I watched about 3 hours of different tutorials and then decided on a combination of quick fixes ...