Painting a Pillow
Before and After
In our former home, the guest bedroom which had served as BG's room until her older sister flew the coop, whereupon she leapt at the chance to claim her sister's much larger bedroom, lest I have any ideas of using it for a craft room, was decorated in old lady style, i.e., this old lady chose the rug, and bedding, and her tween daughter, knowing mom is always right, went along with the decor choices.
While I can not find a photo of to show you how lovely this bedroom was, I do have the comforter, and a matching throw pillow, which is the subject of this post.
Old Lady Choice (Waverly Home-Target)
Tween Daughter Choice (I can't remember which store)
The rate in which I sew throw pillows, toss pillows, or decorative pillows, (what is the current term?) is turtle speed. It has been months since I borrowed PG's sewing machine, and I have yet to take it out the box, although I do have fabric and pillow forms. One day...
Until that day, when I am in the mood for a new pillow, I am stuck with buying a new one, or using my very favorite craft item. Yes, PAINT.
I am slowly replenishing my acrylic craft paint supply, which I had given away, fearful that a fire would start in the moving truck, caused by my box of craft paint. I now admit, following the fine print in the moving company's contract was stupid.
In my haste, I forgot a completely paint-free BEFORE
No one will be rubbing their face on this, so a bit of roughness is fine. If I were to do this again, I would use fabric medium mixed with the paint. No, not really, but when you try this, you might want to do it the so-called correct way. I learned my lesson with following the mover's directions, and am now going wild. DO NOT follow my lead in any craft project that you may undertake. Crafting should be serious business.
Yes, this is much better. It looks less bedroomy, at least in my mind.
Of course, this chair is in a bedroom, but I am planning on using this pillow somewhere else.
I just haven't painted the chair that I have in mind. No shocker there, right?
Linking to some of these great sites: