Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Painted pillow


I figured since my last few stenciling projects turned out okay, I would try some more.
This time I chose a pillow. I am kind of into pillows lately, since I have done several of them in the past few months. :)
This was super easy, really.


I picked up a Martha Stewart Stencil kit, green paint & a roller from Michaels.
The stencil kit came with several other stencils, which I can't wait to use.

My friend Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings shared this awesome tutorial on how to recover a pillow, so I tried it out for myself.


First, I cut my fabric for the pillow cover.
I used the pillow I was recovering as my size guide.


I taped the stencil to the fabric, and lightly painted.
With stenciling, always remember that less is more. :)
After it dried, I ironed over the stencil to make it set.
Yep, it's really that easy. Why have I not stenciled more until now??


I stitched my fabric pieces together & created this cover.


And there you have it!
An easy way to freshen up an old pillow & add color to any space.

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54 comments:

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Oh what a fun idea!! This turned out so cute! Perfect touch to add to your family room

Serendipity and Spice said...

That turned out soooo cute! I love the pattern. Following you now on BlogLovin through the BlogHop! Have a fantastic day!!

Laura Beth said...

What a simple, but fabulous idea :o) It looks awesome :o)

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

Love this Lindsay!! looks beautiful!

Chrissy + Nate said...

So cute and simple!

Amanda said...

I can't believe how simple that is...but the results look great! Perfect for when you know what you want, but can't find the right fabric, or colour.

Becca said...

Duuude! I cannot believe how easy and good this looks! I will have to try this one, for sure!! Great job Linds!
xo Becca

Western Warmth said...

I'm your newest follower from the bloghop. So glad I found you, what a lovely site :)

Betsy Pool said...

Nice job - looks very lovely!!! I had loved all your pillow tutorials. Don't worry - keep them coming. :)

Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!

Tonia L said...

Love it! New pillows add so much to a room!

Maury Kilgo said...

These are so cute! What a fun way to upgrade a basic pillow. I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Simple & lovely! I have that same stencil, never even thought of using it on the pillow.

twelve-O-eight said...

I love this project, great instructions, and fabulous as usual! Love your style :)

Tanya

Kayla's Creations said...

I love this! It turned out great, thanks for sharing :)

Three Men and a Little Lady said...

Love, but can you wash them?

Home Made Modern Mom said...

Simple and chic...thanks for reminding me about the Martha stencils. I've seen 'em, but what a great use for them!

vintage grey said...

Lindsay this is so pretty!! Love the stencil!! Great job!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy Tuesday! xo Heather

Beth said...

I love it! So classy.

cheapcraftymama said...

Great job and it looks awesome on your couch! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com-- where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

Jill Elaine said...

That is really really cute! I love using paint on fabric to create something unique:)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That is adorable! I love pillows and i love green! Nice job!

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

Love that design. Great job. I'm nervous to try to stencil, I guess I should jump right in! It looks great.

Carmella said...

Oh my goodness, this turned out great! I love the green color...now I just have to see if I am brave enough to try it too!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

love this pillow!!! what a great idea.

Morgan said...

I love this idea! So cute!

The Single Nester said...

Really great job! I always wondered about fabric paint. Now I know.

Tami Marie said...

I needed a pick me up today (been having a really rotten day) so I decided to come by and see what you've been up too. I LOVE this...so cute and it looks so professional. You should open a store. :)

Thanks for the cheering up.

Michelle said...

I looks great! I love the color, I bet stenciling is my next great addiction!!

Sarah said...

Love this! Thanks for linking up to the *Get Creative* party! I've tried to freehand paint onto my pillow covers...DISASTER! Pinning so that I can do it right next time! Plus I LOVE the color!

Alicia said...

I love that stencil! I had planned on using it in my living room on a window. Now you've got me wanting to do a pillow too!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

I've never considered painting a pillow but that is awesome! That pattern and colors are super cute!

Wendy said...

That is lovely! I've been meaning to have a go at fabric painting, but something tells me it wouldn't turn out this well!

Kristin said...

I love this! I have that same design stencil too so I might have to try this =)

Claiming Our Space said...

I love this. I have a pillow obsession changing and this is a way I can mix it up. (makes note to get to Michaels this weekend...) I would love it if you would share this on my linky party
http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/05/tout-it-tuesday-8.html

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh my gosh i totally need to do this project!! i love the stenciling idea

Lauren said...

Who would have thought? That pillow is adorable!

I'd love for you to share it at my link party, Off the Hook:
http://daisycottagedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/off-hook-3.html

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love the single thick stencil down the middle! So cute!!!!

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

Love, love, love this idea!

lesley said...

Great pillow! i've been wanting to stencil on fabric (drop cloth curtains, to be exact) but i've been worried that it would make the fabric stiff. Does it?
thanks!

lesley
www.freakingcraft.com

Daffy's Dream said...

I love green -they look beautiful,great job.

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the green color too... so pretty!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I have yet to try any stenciling project. I keep waiting to win one from Cutting Edge but no luck haha. Pillow looks great!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Looks easy enough that I should have no excuse not to try it... Thanks for showing us how you did it!
Liz

{Steph} said...

So pretty! That shot of green in beautiful.

~Steph @ Silver Boxes

Stacey said...

Lindsay-
Love this pillow! I am a fan of painting pillows, too so I am loving this :o)
Thanks for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Claiming Our Space said...

Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

Amy said...

Lindsay, I looove this! I totally want to make some now. Great colors, fun stencil...now I need to read Marissa's tutorial on making the cover! Thanks for linking at Shine on Fridays!

Katie said...

Love your painted pillow!

Kiki said...

Love it. I've been wanting to try doing stencil for a while. You motivated me :)

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU today!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/06/take-look-at-you-my-favorites.html

Maria said...

How beautiful! I love the pattern!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Gorgeous! I'm featuring you tomorrow!

XO, Aimee

Alese said...

I am so glad to see this tutorial! I need it! I blog over at www.2cratfy4myskirt.blogspot.com Every Friday I feature a fellow crafter. I would LOVE to feature you and this project in an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please let me know!
Alese Stewart
toocraftyformyskirt@hotmail.com

paula said...

Oh, mercy! My favorite color! What great inspiration images. Wish I can make a pillow like this for my condo. You did a great job in here. :)
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