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




29 comments:

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

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  2. Love your pillow. Very clever idea!

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

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  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!

    XO,
    Jane

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

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

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

    ~Chris

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  12. Beautiful pillow Lisa! LOVE this idea!
    xx
    Anne

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  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!

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

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  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

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

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

    Kathy

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  18. What a cute vintage couch! Super adorable.

    Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

    smiles to you.

    michele

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

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