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Yes, You Can Paint the Leather Vintage Tables

Yes, You Can Paint Leather

Have you ever wondered if you could paint leather? You know those vintage tables with leather tops? Do you remove the leather, remove the tops, replace the leather, or actually paint leather? My customer brought me her vintage drop side leather top tables for a makeover.  The leather on these table tops are worn and cracked which made them look old and tired. Lord knows I know that feeling!  Drop Side table, vintage tables, leather tables, vintage furniture, paint leather

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The Before – Unfinished Vintage Leather Top Tables

Here is a close up look at the condition of the leather. Luckily the cracks aren’t as deep as they appear.Antique tables with leather inlay, leather tables, how to paint leather

With a little prepping, cleaning and frog tape we will be on our way.  The leather was prepped the same as I would prep any surface, by lightly sanding then cleaning and letting it dry. I made sure to tape the wood around the leather very carefully to make sure I didn’t get any paint on the wood.  The area was then painted in pure black and sealed for protection.

The Result – Painted Leather Top Tables

Here is your answer – Yes, you can paint leather! And by doing so these tables look amazing. Painting a leather top table, Can I paint leather table, how to paint leather, painted leather tables, vintage furniture, painted furniture, just the woods

Painting the leather centers was just what these tables needed for a fresh new look! Can leather be painted, how to paint on leather, painted leather tables, paint leather, vintage tables, nycI’m so glad that my customer chose to leave the wood natural, I think it gives these tables a great look while maintaining their charm.  Leather top Tables, painted leather, how to paint leather, vintage tables

These were actually two out of a total of four tables that she brought for an update.

Classic Distressed Black Painted Chest

The small chest of drawers and side table were both painted pure black and then distressed to perfection. To maintain the natural patina, the original hardware was left in its existing condition.

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Distressed black has to be one of my all-time favorite finishes!

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