Monday, April 9, 2012

Simply Spray Upholstery Spray Coffee Table Bench Project and Giveaway

Good morning!  Welcome to Monday.  I'm sure, like me, you're delighted to be here {eyes rolling}.

Well, even if Monday is not my favorite day, I've got a good post for you today.  I was contacted by Randi at Simply Spray who sent me some of their Upholstery Fabric Paint to try out.**  Have you heard of this stuff?  You can spray paint upholstery!  I didn't really believe it either, but I'm here to tell you this stuff works.  Check out the Simply Spray Facebook page  or their website for all sorts of stuff you can do with it.

Before we get into the tutorial, I'm going to tell you about the giveaway.  Simply Spray is going to send three (3) cans of Upholstery Fabric Paint in the color of your choice to one lucky winner.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know what you want to paint.  That's it.  I'm not going to make you do things like tweet and facebook, etc., etc.  Just leave a comment.  You can enter once through Friday, April 13, 2012 at midnight, MST.  A winner will be chosen on Saturday, April 14, 2012 and contacted via email so be sure to leave me contact information!

When Randi first contacted me, I have to say that I didn't have any furniture in need of painting.  However, I did have this coffee table I was thinking of getting rid of.

It occurred to me that it was the perfect size to fit at the end of my bed and it was sturdy enough to be converted into a bench.  Instead of covering up some old upholstery, I thought, why not use the paint to create an upholstery design of my own?

I started with a plain piece of duck cloth.  Duck cloth is like canvas, but a bit lighter weight.  I laid it out on an old sheet and sprayed away.  I actually think the spraying would have worked better if I could have hung the fabric and held the can upright, but all-in-all, I got by okay.  I took two cans of paint to get the coverage and the depth of color I wanted on this piece of cloth that measured about 60 x 30.  That seemed like a lot of paint to me, but the paint does soak into the fabric.

Once dry, I laid on my a stencil and used Simply Spray Stencil Paint (this was also provided to me by the folks at Simply Spray) to add on the design .  This product is quite thick and comes out fast.  I wish I had practiced with it first.  I'm not great with stencils to begin with so I should have known better than to dive right in.  So the product worked great, but there was some operator error. 

I'll spare you a lesson on upholstering the cushion.  You can find dozens of them out there in blogland.  What I think is important for you to know and what I was really interested about with this product is that the fabric stays soft and supple AFTER it is sprayed.  It does not get hard and crunchy like it would if you used a normal paint.  The hand of the fabric does not feel plastic-y or coated in any way.  I was impressed with that.

So, what are the cons of this product?  I think if you were spraying a sofa, it would be a bit spendy as you would need a lot of paint.  Otherwise, Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint does exactly what it is advertised to do and it does it well.  So, before you donate that perfectly good footstool or side chair, give this product a shot.

And don't forget to leave a comment to try to win three (3) cans of the color of your choice.  You can't beat that with a stick!

**In other words, if I'm not making this abundantly clear, this is a sponsored post! Pin It


Anonymous said...

I know it's going to be pricey, but I'll be painting a couch with this spray paint soon-- I bought a lavender (why would anyone do that?) couch that is gorgous in every other way, and I'm painting it black. It's priced out at about 15-20 cans of paint (so 225-300, CAD-- it's a lil more expensive in Canada than the US though)

Anyways, the bench looks great!(I was thinking of making a bench from a coffee table some point soon, since it's so much more cost effective)
And my e-mail is

The Angry Jackalope said...

I've heard about this and have been wanting to try! I have a cute ottoman that doesn't match anything that needs a make over.Thanks for the giveaway!

Victoria said...

What a great giveaway! My friend who's getting married in the summer has asked for handmade cushions for her wedding present. I'd use the spray paint to stencil some seat cushions for her kitchen chairs, and to personalise some couch cushions for them.

Jessica Lucas said...

I just discovered this paint - I have a dining set with 6 chairs from the 80s that need some help - see them here -

It's such a gorgeous set if I can doll up the chairs a bit! I've thought about slipcovers or reupholstery, but with two little ones, I just don't have as much time as I'd like!

Thanks for offering a giveaway!

Weas said...

Ooooo oooo...I would totally paint cushions for my kitchen table. It is going to be getting a retro make-over and it would really help. I might also give it a whirl on a fun painted carpet project that I have been wanting to try.

Chantelle @ Mommyx3=Insanity said...

Hi I found you on SYTYC. I LOVE this project!! and have been looking everywhere for some paint to spray onto fabric. I NEED to win this!!! lol Love the bench too by the way ;) said...

Well done Sara and Sarah!

It's very artistic of you guys to do this. I should've done this but I totally fell in love with the table pads I found online. I also added some additional designs to make it more artistic. But well done for both of you since you made this kind of great effort and excellent output! Keep it up!

Johnny said...

You guys did a great job with this. It looks so simple, yet it really does a great job of fitting in with the room it was put in. Love this idea guys!

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costlules said...

well all this thinks we are making them too for verry cheap price but with better quallity

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