I've been working on some projects though so hopefully I can get back to a more regular blogging schedule.
Today I'm participating in the Pinterest Challenge that Young House Love and a few other bloggers are having on Wednesday.
I've seen lots of pillow DIYs on Pinterest and I've even painted curtains so I didn't think painting a pillow was too much of a stretch. I had some extra canvas from my drop cloth curtain project.
For a while I had no idea what I would paint. I toyed with the idea of a monogram, a silhouette, a random pattern or design... I didn't know what.
So, I visited my "Our Rental" board on Pinterest and saw this cute sign that I had pinned.
|Sign from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., $20|
I immediately knew that was it! I drew a stencil so I could place it on the pillow in the exact way I wanted and taped around it with masking tape.
I used the same paint I had leftover from the painted curtain project- just regular old acrylic craft paint.
I gave it two coats and peeled off the tape before it was dry very carefully to insure crisp, clean lines.
With right sides together I sewed around the pillow and left an opening to turn it.
I then stuffed it and sewed the small opening... and bam! Done. It turned out so adorably!
I think it looks great in our little dining room nook with my thrift store bench (that I bought for $9.99, I still can't believe it was that cheap!).