Sharon over at This Thrifty House sent me the greatest tutorial idea, check it out, Spray Painted Pillows?…
Why YES, You may think by the title of this post that I have taken a trip to theLOONEY BIN! That I have finally taken my spray painting obsession hobby just a littleTOO far!
But wait till you see this:
Now are YOU a believer too?
I found THIS post over at V and Co (boy I love that gal–she has got CRAZY awesome taste and talent! If you have not ever been to her blog–youMUST go DIRECTLY to her blog–after reading mine that is–and see all the awesome stuff she does! Luv her!!)
Anyhoo–She had this tutorial for spray painting up some awesome pillows. And since I LOVE spray painting–and I also happen to be in the market for some pillows that I want for my living room and NOBODY on this planet seems to be selling what I want in pillow form OR in fabric! (I decided to start on my outdoor patio pillows to practice first before I attempt the living room ones). So I believe it was destiny that we found each other I found her blog! Now I can MAKE EXACTLY WHAT I WANT!!! And for PENNIES!!! Really once you start this process and see how easy it is…the possibilities are endless!
OK–so I am going to show you what I did to create MY new outdoor pillows. I had just purchased these old ones at a garage sale–but thought that it could use something brighter out here.
The black ones I think will look better in the winter. So I decided to make covers for these same pillows and then I can have a winter and a summer look!
So this is what I started with:
Some Freezer Paper
Some Spray Paint
Some White Cotton Fabric
First I measured my 3 pillows and cut out the fabric in squares to match–mine happened to be 15″. So I cute 3 squares at 15″ and then 6 of 15″ by 10″ for the backs (the 2 smaller pieces get overlapped in the back to create the opening for the pillow to go through).
Then I cut them out and laid them onto my fabric to decide on the pattern.
(Sorry the next few pictures are SO BAD–I am still without my camera and relying on my phone camera in BAD lighting without a flash!!! AAARRRGGG!!!!)
And now it looks like this:
After a second coat–peel off the paper:
Make it into a pillow:
I LOVE how they turned out! And I LOVE how I can now have different pillows for the different seasons! AND it only cost me a couple cans of spray paint–(which I didn’t even use that much, so I have lots left over for other fun projects!)
And NOW that we all know that we can SPRAY PAINT FABRIC–THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!!!
My Summer Look: