Dye and Dye Again

Amanda was excited to get this leather couch for free, less excited when she got a good hard look at it.   If the scratches, mystery stains and obviousness of that mattress pad stuffed inside the cushion weren’t bad enough, you should see the collection of loot she dug out from inside.  (That is, if you have a strong stomach.  And if you consider a shriveled apple core, dirty socks, and a half-eaten Eggo ‘loot’).  She was about to give up when she thought she might as well buy some leather dye and give it a try. 
Three bottles and a mere $21 later, it’s a brand new couch.  Yay success! See more on her blog The Crandall Family.

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  1. Looks amazing and good for her, but I have to say … all that garbage is why I have serious issues with previously used upholstery. I once got a free couch through my mom from some dead guy. Despite it being a fine couch I hardly ever sat on it because I was convinced the guy actually died on it.

  2. I didn’t even know there was leather paint around, that is very good to know!

  3. Oh.My.Word.
    Running,not walking to tackle our two less than perfect leather pieces. Yay for leather dye!

  4. Oh! Now that is lovely and delicious! This opens up MORE opportunities and possibilities! Thanks!

  5. Wow! never knew there was such a thing, it looks amazing!

  6. Just when I thought I’d seen it all…

  7. what was that word…WOW..amazing the difference!

  8. I had never heard of leather paint, either! I guess it must be transfer-proof, but I would just have visions of dye rubbing off on me in the summer or when wearing light clothing! ;)

  9. what a great idea! Who knew?

  10. Ha ha ha @Erin! Also … ew.

  11. Where did you get the leather paint? Need it a lot for my couch, I don’t wanna buy a new one. Thanks!

  12. I’m going to dye my dog because he’s looking tired.

  13. I never knew you could paint leather. The new sofa looks great!

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