March 14, 2012

i am number four

Today's 30 by 30 I love! It's also my Pinterest Challenge. I have been wanting to add a little gold to my living room pillows. Gold fabric is a little out of my league it seems. So after some thought and a few pinterest searches I decided to paint some gold stripes on a pillow I found on clearance at Home Goods. The pillow and supplies cost me $22.

Here's what I used

I carefully measured, marked and taped off the pillow {this would be easier with a pillow that was flat and not stuffed. I had to make it work, and it did!}

In the end, I decided not to use the fabric medium and just painted. I was worried it might dilute the gold. I did want something to seal the stripe but didn't have anything so I tested before I carefully started to paint the edges. I'm not going to lie I totally prayed at this point for it to work. And it did! 

I took the tape off while the paint was still wet and here is what it looked like with my cell camera. Still wet but super sexy!

And here it is on my couch


4 down.....26 to go. Yikes! But I'm having fun!
Check in with the pinterest challenge at Young House Love, Bower Power, Hi Sugarplum, and The Great Indoors.


  1. WOW, impressive! I would not have known that it was painted had you not told us!

  2. I love it! You are amazing! I see a whole line of painted pillows in your future...

  3. I am duly impressed ... and that's a biggie coming from someone who painted her bathroom sink!



  4. Love the gold! Your 30 by 30 list has been full of great projects so far, can't wait to see all 30!

  5. Gorgeous, I really love this! I can definitely see one in my lounge room at some point :)

  6. This is awesome!! I love a little splash of gold, and the stripes look so crisp! I think I'd be so scared about the paint bleeding under the tape, I'm super impressed!

    xo Catharine @ Your Modern Couple

  7. I love this! I'm really crushing on a gold chevron drum shade I saw online at Target but haven't been able to find in stores. I might take a bit of your tutorial to make my own! Great job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge! And good luck on your 30 by 30 challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

  8. What a cute pillow! Good to know the fabric medium isn't necessary.


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