Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Furniture Pictures

White Couches + Five Kids= Gray Couches

Randy got it in his head that we could stain our leather furniture with leather dye. What can I say? He's the man. He searched on how to do it. He found a place to sell it to us in bulk and then he conned me into working for at least 30 hours to stain the furniture. It totally worked. I can only hope that I didn't loose vital brain cells in the process. That stuff is toxic! Still, the couches came out really nice. One problem though. I did put a coat of sealer on it, but I need to put another one on there. It doesn't come off on you, that is unless you're wet or you drool while you're snoozing on it. Melody has taken a couple of naps on the couch and woken up with a splotchy tan. Sorry Mella. Also, Spencer was running around after a shower and he plopped on the couch. He jumped back off it and he had stain from top to bottom. I gotta get that other coat on it.

This isn't actually the first time we've done something crazy with our furniture before. Our last set that we had also was mainly white. It was made of cloth and it had blue and green stripes on it. We had it when the boys were really little. It was so gross! Randy and my little brother took that thing outside and Randy did his magic on it. He got a five gallon bucket, mixed water and blue Rit dye and used his spray rig to dye the whole couch. The thing looked great! What can I say? He's got skills.

BEFORE PICTURES










AFTER PICTURES
I'm not sure why the seats in the pictures look lighter than the tops of the couches. They don't look like that in my living room. It must be a flash thing on the camera. That's why I gave you a close up on the arm of the chair so you could see that the color is right. Also, the pictures look a little splotchy. It doesn't really look like that. I don't like how the pictures came out, but you get the point. I think I'l try to take them in the evening. The lighting will be better. Anyway, it's a great set of furniture. The color was just wrong for our house. I'm pleased with how it came out.




5 comments:

CALL ME MCKEE said...

HOLY COW BATMAN. THAT IS SO AWESOME.
JUST BEAUTIFUL. AND I LOVE YOUR HARD WOOD FLOORS.
WOW WHAT A WONDERFUL HOUSE YOU HAVE.

God's Warrior Bride said...

OMG the couches look fantastic. I loved the white, but I tend to lean toward darker colors and I think they look fabulous. Good job.

Cyndi said...

WOW that is awesome Like new couches... LOVE IT you guys did a great job SEAL IT that is important.

Amanda said...

I really like how they came out! We could try sealing them at Life Group! That would be so much fun. A bunch of crazy wild crazy kids running around while we use toxic chemicals! Sounds like fun to me.



Just in case you didn't know. I'm totally trying to be funny. I don't think kids and toxic chemicals mix well. Well at least clumbsy kids (Anoe) and stuff that can be spilled don't go together. :)

Tammy and Parker said...

I had NO idea that could be done. It looks great.

Thank you so much for your sweet wishes for Parker.