Sofas can be expensive – especially a large leather one which can cost thousands of pounds.
And, unfortunately, they do begin to look shoddy over time due to use.
But, just when you thought there was a limit to what paint can fix – Frenchic throws another curve ball.
Jacqueline Alcroft, 34, a teacher, decided to update her bright red sofa of just £20 with paint.
The mum-of-one, from South Ayrshire, bought a 750ml tin of Frenchic’s Dusky Blush and painted her front door and her couch.
She gave each three coats and still had half a tin of paint at the end.
Jacqueline told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk : “I came up with the idea from watching YouTube DIY and upcycling videos and from being part of Facebook groups.
“I bought the Frenchic Al Fresco paint in Dusky Blush.
“I started by cleaning the whole sofa with sugar soap and then letting it dry. I used the dusky blush paint and a Frenchic small round brush.
“I applied three thin coats leaving at least two hours between coats to let the paint dry.”
The sugar soap cost her £5.99 from B&Q.
Jacqueline added: “One very important tip is that the paint isn’t actually designed for material, it’s designed for front doors and so on.
“So make sure you do a patch test somewhere inconspicuous before going for it!
“Also, if your cushions aren’t removable then use small bits of wood to separate the cushions to paint in between.”
She continued: “If you are looking for supplies then it’s best to search Facebook for official Frenchic stockists.
“There are quite a few that will deliver or search for your local stockist as a lot of them are starting to open back up or will let you collect from them.”
The mum often shares her home makeovers on Instagram, @thealcroftgirls, is over the moon that the paint has given her a new sofa.
She said that she “Loves it”.
Jaqueline said: “I couldn’t really justify buying a new one because my two-year-old has a habit of spilling everything and anything.
“I am absolutely over the moon with the transformation for less than £20 rather than spending hundreds of pounds on a new couch that could have fallen victim to a wild toddler!”
The Frenchic paint has been sold out for a long time, so she was thrilled to finally get her hands on some.
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “If you love a home transformation but are keen to keep costs down, you’ll adore this savvy reimagining of an old leather couch.
“Who knew that paint could work so well on leather? Jacqueline’s new sofa looks fantastic and is an amazingly cost-effective solution to having a living room with a whole new look!”