PB inspired LOVE pillow

I've had this plain tan pillow cover from Target for a couple of years now.
I've always wanted to try one of the cool transfer methods I see in blogland on it.
Should I stencil it, use wax paper transfer, Citra-Solv, transfer paper?
There were so many ideas that I was overwhelmed and did nothing with it.

Then I saw this Pottery Barn pillow on Pinterest and I thought it was so cute!
I decided to try to make my own version of this pillow.

Clearly I should have spaced the letters closer together...oh well.
I still think it's cute and Valentine's is such a short holiday so it will only be around
for a couple of weeks.

I mixed some pink paint with some fabric painting medium from Michael's craft store.

I folded my pillow in fourths and using chalk I drew the outline for each letter on the pillow.
I then painted the outline.
Once that was done I figured out what design I wanted to paint on the inside of each letter.
As you can see I didn't try to make my letters an exact copy of the PB design.
Their pillow just inspired the design of mine.

You know I love changing around the vignettes in my living room!
Here's the latest. ;)

Back to the pillow...
After the paint dried,  I just dabbed off any chalk that was still showing with a damp paper towel.
I then ironed the pillow to set the paint.
I'll putting together a "pretty in pink" Valentine's room for you soon!

Linking up to:
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday@ From My Front Porch To Yours
Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits @ Stone Gable


  1. Lisa, it looks beautiful! You are so clever. :)

  2. Love your pillow. Very clever idea!

  3. Very cute Lisa!! Love your pretty vignette too!

  4. Your pillow turned out great, Lisa! The pink looks good against the tan. Your vignette is very pretty, too. I need to change some things around in my family room. I think I still have fall going on in there! lol!


  5. Great pillow, thanks for sharing! I also love what you did in the post about the wire baskets, really neat!

  6. love the PINK on your pillow. it turned out great!

  7. LOVE it! I've been thinking about update pillows on my sofa and this is a great way to do so!


  8. Perfect! So soft and pretty in that room.

  9. Love it! Great job! I love it when I feel creative and make something on my own... I have it in me just sometimes easier to go buy! Have a great day!

  10. That's very cute! I'm certain that your pillow didn't cost as much as that PB pillow too. I like your version just as much.

  11. Well that looked easy enough. Super cute. I like your vignette too. and I kinda want to smell your fig candle.

  12. Beautiful pillow Lisa! LOVE this idea!

  13. This pillow is adorable!!! Very good knock off! I have such a pillow addiction and making them is so much more fun... and cheaper than buying one!
    I hope you stop by and share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS tomorrow evening!

  14. It's lovely Lisa. Such a great way to freshen up something you've had for a while. Love it.

  15. So cute! It turned out great! I wouldn't stash it away after a couple of weeks - put it on your bed for a bit of ongoing romance x0

  16. Lisa i love your Love pillow! Thanx for sharing it over at THT. How about this crazy wind!?:0

  17. Your pillow looks fabulous!! I think it turned out perfect!


  18. What a cute vintage couch! Super adorable.

    Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

  19. Love how your pillow turned out. It's so sweet!
    Mary Alice

  20. Super cute pillows!!!! Love the pink letters most! Pinning:) http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/his-and-her-pillows.html

  21. That looks great! Love your vignette too! I tweaked a lot of vignettes in my home today too. Is that a vanilla fig candle? I bet that smells good!

  22. You clever girl...love your pillow and pretty vignette too. You always inspire!

  23. I think the pillow turned out great! :)

  24. love this kind of decor that you can leave all season long!

    smiles to you.


  25. Oh, that turned out so great, Lisa! :)