Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pillow Revamp

It has taken me about a year to revamp my pillows. They needed some updating but I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted to do. I also have never done a zippered pillow cover and knew that I really wanted these to be washable. I was in luck when I found a great and easy tutorial which you can check out here. Honestly she makes it look like piece of cake! Which it is after the first one :) After I figured out what I was doing I set to make my pillows. I am so glad I did the zipper because with 3 small children we all know I will need to wash them!!! Whew, got them all done. Then I knew I wanted to add a bit more of a personal touch to the solid blue pillows. I went to work finishing them up.

Here are my pillows before I fancied them up.  



I love how the zipper on the pillows worked out. It was seriously easy! It is covered so nicely by the fabric so I just used whatever color zipper I had on hand.



Whooo! Next I was able to use my Silhouette to cut out vinyl to create a stencil for the pillows. I really love my Silhouette. Like a lot. 


I then got my fabric paint and trusty foam brush and painted inside the stencil. The vinyl works great on the fabric and creates a really  nice seal around the edges. Fabric paint is great. If you haven't used it start exploring! Martha Stewart has a great line of paints in awesome colors that have multiple applications.


Peel and dry and you have yourself a new pillow. Viola! 





I am enjoying my pillows as are my children! I think they like how they are personalized. My oldest tells everyone who comes to visit what they mean :)


Lastly, our tulip tree is in full bloom right now and it is truly beautiful. I love the colors in the tree and it is so refreshing to be reminded that spring is near! We love summer around here and spring means it is one step closer, whooo!

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