Why YES, You may think by the title of this post that I have taken a trip to the LOONEY BIN! That I have finally taken my spray painting
obsession hobby just a little TOO 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--you MUST 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!
***I am adding this little side note because I have had MANY questions regarding the WASH and WEAR of these pillows. SO--as far as washing--I have washed them--laid them flat to dry--and ironed them on the non painted side--and they come out PERFECT! And as far as the WEAR of the fabric--It does make the fabric SLIGHTLY stiffer--so instead of soft cotton fabric--it feels more like an uphostery weight fabric. I have rubbed and scuffed and scratched at the paint--and it does not flake or chip off in any way. Again--I used a light weight COTTON fabric. If you are unsure about your fabric--you can always do a test piece first before you go full throttle ahead.***
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!!!!)
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:
Linking up to the parties listed in my LINK UP LIST found HERE.