I went to a church rummage sale a couple of weeks ago and came home with a car full of goodies. One of them was this unwanted, unloved, plain jane, off white pillow:
I liked it because it has a grain sack texture to it.
It needed a good wash, but that was the only thing wrong with it that I could tell. I tossed the pillow cover in the wash and it came out like new. But I knew this pillow could be so much more . . . I knew it had potential to be a statement pillow.
Have you seen the large, gold letters at Hobby Lobby? I have a couple of the letters, but I also have an ampersand, and I decided it would be perfect for this project.
All I did, once the pillow was washed, was trace the ampersand onto the pillow cover with a Sharpie marker (why make it complicated when it can be as easy as a Sharpie?):
I had some silk screening paint in my paint stash, so I grabbed a paint brush and went to work.
I dispensed some paint from the tube onto the paint brush wrapper (I was in a hurry, what can I say?), but I would recommend dispensing it onto a paper plate instead. I realize this is an improper way to use the paint, but I’ve never been one to play by the rules anyways.
I dabbed my brush into the paint and carefully painted in the ampersand symbol, being careful to stay within the lines. Good thing I paid attention in kindergarten!
|You can see the grain sack texture of the pillow in this picture. Love it!|
Once it was all filled in, I let it air dry over the back of a chair, and then after 72 hours, I tossed it back in the wash and voila:
Another easy trash to treasure transformation is complete! Yay! And I’m celebrating the fact that I was actually able to get a project done. Go me!
Thank you for reading!