Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pillow Talk, Secondhand style

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Continuing the week of all things fantastically Pottery Barnesque, enter the lovely outdoor bodyroll striped beauties.
I love stripes like the next girl
and those "my hubby is gone, I need something to spoon" pillows
they rock.

So when I walked into the Burien Salvation Army and I spied this

Body Roll Pillow
Thirfty Find at Salvation Army, Burien
Photo (c) b3 home designs

 You know I near about knocked a poor child over scrambling over to pick this bad boy up.

The best part of this super easy project was that there were already lines stitched into the pillow.
I thought for half a second to use a fabric solution with my paint
or to unzip and remove the pillow form

I did neither of those
and still love how it turned out

Soon as I get more ink for my printer, I'm going to cut out some fantastic stencil numbers
to do up the ends of the pillow.

For now,
here's the step by step

Choose your paint

Vast choices of yellow narrowed to 3
Photo (c) b3 home designs

Narrowed down selection of paint - from about a zillion yellow choices.
The winner!  Straw Ceramcoat by Delta.
Not like I wanted people laying their
icky heads on THIS pillow anyhow

Tape off some thin stripes
and of course some thick stripes
mix it up to give it your own flavor
Blue taped and ready to go
Photo (c) b3 home designs

Make sure your edges are down to prevent paint bleed!
I'm just saying...

Pour out some paint and use a sponge brush to get to painting.
PB Pillow in process
Photo (c) b3 home designs

Then peel off your tape

Pillow tape comes off
Photo (c) b3 home designs

And marvel at your work.
Home Sweet Home | MIL Suite
Photo (c) b3 home designs
Happy living!

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  1. Great tutorial and the pillows look really great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This came out so cute. Did you use any fabric medium mixed into the paint. I always wondered if it would get hard on fabric. But I love the way it looks.

  3. Oh I adore stripes!! Your pillow is perfect.


  4. I LOVE stripes and you did a fabulous job with yours!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  5. I love it! And the star... Oh I love the star...


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