Hi! Ready for another simple and money saving installment of the Grandkid’s Room Makeover I’ve been working on over at my parent’s house? You may remember awhile ago the painted curtains that I did in this room that were inspired by an expensive fabric. Well, when it came time to find some large pillow covers on a VERY tight budget, I decided to whip out the paint again.
Painting my own pillows not only saved money, but it was easy to get the exact colors I wanted.
I picked up some white fabric from Wal-mart for about 5 dollars per yard. It is thick, like canvas and can be found in the section with the upholstery and linings.
I made 3 envelope pillow covers with the fabric and was ready to paint.
My favorite paint to work with on fabric is Martha Stewart multi-surface craft paint.** I like it because it is a good consistency for painting on fabric and you don’t have to worry about mixing in a fabric medium. I also recently discovered these Pouncers** that made getting perfect circles really easy.
Before you get started, put something like a paper bag inside each pillow cover to keep the paint from soaking through both layers.
Now go to town with your pouncers. I found that getting enough paint on my pouncer was key. Then I pressed down, held for a second and gave it a little wiggle.
I did large polka-dots in Navy, medium ones in turquoise, and small ones in lime green.
After they dried, I had to go back and do a little bit of touch up with a brush. I found that as the paint dried there were little specs of white fabric that showed through, but they were easily touched up.
That’s it! Super simple and high impact!
The big reveal will be in the next couple of weeks.
And just in case you missed them, here are some other budget friendly projects from this room.