Ooh, it's starting to feel like Spring around here guys!!!
We've had blue skies, 70-degree weather and gorgeous sunshine the past couple days and I am in LOVE.
Completely ready for spraypaint, capris and sunglasses season :)
How 'bout you??
I've been working on several furniture redos that I'm dying to show you...so be on the look-out.
You can see some sneaks as to what they are on my facebook page.
Onto today's project.
I have a slight love affair with pillows...
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with that love affair though.
And these ones I actually made :)
No stuffing placemats this time!
Wanna see what I came up with??
I had fun :)
*A yard of Duck Cloth (I got contrasting colors- a beige and dark brown)
*Stencils of your choice
I love this stuff.
I first used it back when I did my kitchen stool makeover and I'm super impressed with how it holds up- especially since a four year old eats there regularly!!
I swear, we spilled a big amount of spaghetti sauce and it came up!
So you know it's amazing :)
I found mine at JoAnns fabric and the label calls it 'duck cloth' and it just feels like drop cloth material.
So I picked up the two colors in enough yardage to do a couple pillows.
I decided I wanted to glam them up a bit with some vintage-y type painting so I printed out some stencils.
I still love the whole 'keep calm and carry on' slogan and used it to inspire my 'be calm' pillow.
All I did was print out the designs, cut them out with my exacto knife
(yes I STILL do this even though I've entered about a bajillion giveaways for a silhouette. Sigh. Someday...)
I then used regular old acrylic paint to stencil them on with a little round pouncer.
Works like a charm.
You can also pour a little fabric medium into your paint to make it a bit softer but these aren't really for laying on so it didn't really matter.
To make my "H" pillow, I painted the H on and then used a paper doily I had to get the circle imprint.
I just laid it on the cloth and pounced some paint into the design.
Added a little bit of pretty :)
Once I was done painting, I got the sewing machine out and whipped some pillows up :)
I love the contrasting brown on the back!!
Here's my 'be calm' one in all it's glory:
Isn't he cute?
I took some fine-grit sandpaper to the paint to rough it up a bit to give it more of a vintage feel.
And the same to my little "H" pillow:
I just love them!!
I always love having a fun pile of pillows and these are a fun addition :)
What do you think?
Need some more vintage pillow eye candy in your life??
Are you excited for Spring like me??
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