Warning-this post contains a whole lot of pictures for a tiny, tiny pillow.
After making curtains and then pillowcases I had two little pieces of drop cloth left over. I thought they’d make a perfect little accent pillow and it occurred to be that this would be the perfect project to try painting on.
I started by finding a design. I searched and searched the internet for a “free printable simple geometric stencil design.” I found free, and I found geometric but my idea of “simple” is very different than other people’s. So I decided to just make something up.
I cut a wood shim off at an angle and just started tracing out this little arrow design.
I may or may not have been inspired by my nails…
I bought this when I was painting the bead board in my bathroom and I’ve also used it for the trim in the laundry room and lots of little craft projects. Best $10 I’ve spent!
Then I just started painting.
Originally I thought I’d just do one coat of paint but when I looked at it in the light of the next day, I realized it needed two. If I wasn’t trying to make it work with the white in the duvet cover I would have left it with one coat.
I let the paint dry for a day and then decided to wash it to see if I could get rid of the pencil lines. All that happened on Monday and I thought I’d be able to sew it up on Tuesday to post it before I went to work. One quick was didn’t do anything so I soaked it all morning, washed it again and then hung it out to dry.
This morning I pinned the two sides together, sewed around the edges, leaving a small opening to stuff it. Once that tiny edge was closed up I threw it on the bed.
Yes! I think a drop cloth bed skirt (with maybe one simple white stenciled stripe??) will finish this project off.
The paint is rough so I don’t imagine my guests will be laying their faces on it. It’s also kind of stiff so if I do decide to stencil the curtains (right now I’m thinking I won’t) I’ll add the fabric medium that all the other bloggers suggest.