If you get tired of your pillows, you’re not alone. I’m sick of mine, but yet I don’t really like going to the expense of replacing them or hunting for the perfect covers. Well, I’ve got good news for all of us today. Did you know you can paint your pillows–flawlessly? It sounds like a tricky project, but I’m here to tell you it’s completely doable, and you’ll love the results! Stick around to see what I’ve found.
The pillows in this picture from House Updated are all hand painted–no stencil, no fancy paints, just leftover paint and a paintbrush. Think you can’t do it? Think again!
Brit’s tips are great. She says to use leftover paint, but not if it’s glossy. Flat paint works best. Spend some time looking around on Pinterest for designs you like, and then just grab paper and pencil and go for it. You don’t need a fancy stencil–and that saves you money!
Paint just part of a pillow with leftover flat-finish latex, and then tape off the edge to add a gold stripe. The flat latex gives your pillow a sueded look, and I think it looks pretty cool!
Bold, geometric stripes are no problem, because you can achieve them–flawlessly–by marking them out with painter’s tape. Just paint inside the lines and peel away the tape for that flawless finish. Doesn’t even matter if the paint is wet or dry when you peel away the tape.
For perfect polka dots, just cut a magic eraser into circles and use it to dot the pillow with paint. So easy, and it looks amazing!
Guess what? Even if you’re a solid paint-by-numbers sort of person, you can still paint a pillow. Try this method from A Beautiful Mess!
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