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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Color Block and Gold Dot...

I have two more pillows to share before I take a break from pillow making.  My daughter asked the other day "Mom, how many pillows do you need?"  I said, "you can never have enough."  My kids shouldn't complain since most of the time the pillows in our house are used for fort building and are rarely this neat and tidy on the couch.  Let's be honest, I have two small children and it is rare when my house looks this put together.

If you missed yesterday's post make sure you check it out to see the twisted felt pillow.



This pillow is pretty self explanatory, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.











For the paint I used what I had on hand, Martha Stewart Metallic multi-surafce acrylic paint.  I read the back and it said it can be used on fabric.  Although, I'm not sure how it will hold up if you are going to be washing the pillows.  The type of pillow I was making would not be going in the wash machine so I didn't worry about it.  For the circle template I used a spice lid and traced circles over the entire front piece of fabric.  Do not do what I did and use a RED sharpie.  I thought the gold paint would cover it up and the marker just bled right through the paint.  Another lesson learned.  I ended up starting over and using a yellow sharpie,which worked out great. 


I first filled in each circle with a large foam brush, then went back and outlined each one using a smaller brush.  






These pillows were just what the living room needed.  The gold pillow ties in all the gold accents and the color block pillow brings more avocado color to the sofa side of the room.  Ideally, I would LOVE to replace the sofa, but we have a long list of more important things at the top of the "To Do" list.

This is what I've been up to this week...



7 comments:

  1. Oooh I love the gold dot one!! So fun! And no, you can never have too many pillows! : )

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  2. Those gold dots are gorgeous on your pillow! And I can't wait to see what you did with that side table. So fun to get out some paint and a stencil. I'd love for you to share at our link party!

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/02/link-it-or-lump-it-party-no-25.html

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and the invite to your link party, I just linked up!

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  3. oh i love that gold dot pillow cover katie♥ and we have the same wallpaper that I used on my dining area accent wall(http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/2013/01/diy-spanish-tile-wallpapered-accent.html) can't wait you will come up to♥

    would love for you to share your project over at The DIY'ers Party, huggies♥
    rea

    ps: found you at the diy showoff

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    1. Aww, thanks Rea! The wallpaper looks great in your dining room!

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  4. Love the polka dot pillow!! I need to work on my sewing skills so I can make new pillows, although mine are normally used for forts too or dog beds.

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    1. Even if you don't sew, these pillows are really easy to make. You could totally make them :)

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