A while back, the N.Y. Times reported on a stylish mom whose muslin-covered John Derian sofa became a canvas for her daughter and her seventh grade class to decorate with markers. The article didn’t say whether she’d intended the white muslin sofa to be painted on or whether the blank canvas she’d meant only to be chic and minimal inspired a fit of improvisation. No matter, I suppose. It IS a great idea, and was taken a step further by her son, who embellished two muslin-covered arm chairs with Fabric Paint clearly an incredibly fun thing for a kid to do.
It’s made me look at the white cotton slip covers on my living room sofa in a new way. Why not use them as canvas for hand drawn art or design?
Here’s some info about painting fabric.
(While googling “fabric paint”, I came across fabric spray paint. Seems iffy to me: a messy and desperate way to change an ugly sofa fast. I’d love to know if anyone’s tried it.)