Do you know how hard it is to make an inexpensive white pillowcase not look inexpensive? Let me just tell you, it's hard. I had a totally different project in mind for this month's Monthly DIY Challenge, but it ended up looking like something I would have made in my 6th grade home economics class so I trashed the idea. I knew it was bad when I held it up and my husband said it looked like a stuffed chicken. For the record, it was supposed to be a woven throw pillow. In my head, the idea of ripping a white pillowcase into strips and weaving them to make a beautiful pillow completely flopped. That leads me to project B, easy brushstroke art.
If this artwork looks familiar to you, it should. I recently shared my new dining room bar cart, which also included similar art that I purchased from Target. I loved it so much that I decided to replicate my own using a simple white pillowcase, black paint and a silicone glue brush.
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- White Pillowcase
- Black Milk Paint
- Silicone Glue Brush
- Wood Frame (I bought mine on clearance from Target)
This the probably one of the easiest, cheapest and quickest projects I have ever made.
I simply took my white pillowcase out of the package, ironed it flat, cut it to size then used my silicon glue brush to apply brushstrokes. I didn't measure and wasn't worried about paint drips. The unevenness and paint splatters added to the uniqueness of the piece.
See what I mean? This easy DIY brushstroke artwork is simple, affordable and perfect for anywhere.
Before you go, don't forget to check out the other white pillowcase projects!