4- replace batting- If your piece is not that great underneath you can always go buy batting at the fabric store and glue gun it down to the base- or fill in places that were starting to sink- just so everything looks even again because it will show when you put the new fabric on.
Then off to benjamin moore I went I had some old plain white builders paint in my basement but I knew it was way to stark to put on a piece of furniture so I tinted it with some samples from my living room in cable knit and windham cream. So the white ended up being warmer- and this way you can mix it until you like the shade yourself in small amounts. Then I sanded the couch with my little sanding tool- you can just use regular sand paper if you want I just hate the feeling of sandpaper so the little tool was amazing- you can buy them for 4 bucks at Benjamin Moore- they make life easier
So heres the couch painted- I know dosn't look like much- but when you see the architectural scrolls all painted white it makes me giddy. Its going to be lovely Im so excited!
The next step is to cut a piece of fabric that fits the length of the piece you are making leave about a yard on either side for pleating- if you run out don't worry pleating hides if you have to add more fabric. The most important thing if to start in the middle of your piece- center it pattern middle and furniture's center
fancy couch part 2 coming soon!