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Transform Your Textiles With These 6 Must-Know Tips for Painting Fabric

July 29, 2015 4:03 pm

Do you have a dingy old couch that’s just begging for a makeover? It may seem impossible to redo your upholstered furniture without stripping it and reupholstering, but these tutorials for painting fabric will make you think differently about your dated sofa.

  1. Decide on a design. First, decide if you want to paint the entire surface of your furniture an entirely different color, or if you want to get really creative and add a funky pattern to the existing shade.
  2. Choose the right fabric. Tightly woven fabrics work better, as the paint has less chance of seeping through the weave.
  3. Wash. If you’re painting removable fabric, try to wash it first. Just make sure to skip the fabric softener to eliminate the amount of chemicals in the fabric.
  4. Choose the right paint. Purchase a fabric paint from your local craft store, and be sure to check the label to see how much you’ll need for the size of your fabric. Spray paints work best for all-over color, while tiny brushes and small paint buckets work well for patterns.
  5. Use multiple coats. Because most fabrics are already very bold, you’ll likely have to paint multiple coats to get the new color to completely cover the old one.
  6. Allow time to dry. Be sure to allow at least a full 12 hours in between each coat, and even longer before you sit on the couch or chair.

How To: Paint Fabric [Bob Vila]
Tutorial: How to Paint Upholstery Fabric and Completely Transform a Chair! [11 Magnolia Lane]
10 Fabric Painting Tips [About Home]

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Snag a Specialty Sammy at Bon Fresco

July 22, 2015 4:42 pm

London broil isn't just for special occasions at Bon Fresco. The staff serves it every day in sandwich form, and regular customers gush about it. Paired with vibrant greens, fresh bread, and a signature sauce, the tender London broil makes for a hearty and filling lunch or dinner. It's just one example of the many carefully crafted sandwiches that draw customers to Bon Fresco.

For something lighter, order the hummus sammy with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and a healthy serving of hummus on focaccia bread. The grilled veggie sandwich offers another healthy option, a baguette stuffed to nearly bursting with grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted peppers, and olive tapenade. If you're a fan of poultry, try the chicken breast sandwich or roasted turkey on whole wheat bread. Prosciutto, mortadella, and Genoa salami star in some of the other specialty sandwiches at Bon Fresco, which share menu space with crisp, colorful salads.

Bon Fresco
6945 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 290-3434

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YOGA @ Windsor at Contee Crossing

July 21, 2015 9:44 pm


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