Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gray and White Striped Pillow

I have another fun DIY project to share with you today!
So I have been in love with stripes ever since I can remember. I have a few outfits that I wear with horizontal and vertical stripes and they really are some of my favorite outfits in my closet.
Right before we moved into our new home, I had been looking for new bedsheets for our room and guess what pattern we have on our pillows?

Gray and white stripes to be exact and after 2 years, we are still in love with our sheet set. It works so well in our room and I just knew I wanted to carry that same pattern over in other parts of our home.

So how did I do this?
Well, I had been actually looking at a fabulous website called for navy and white wide striped fabric. There were a few on this website and the price was great, but I just couldn't actually order it online. Why?
Well, as I was brainstorming about what to do, it dawned on me that I could make my own pillow with left-over fabric from when I sewed our slipcovered bench a while back. I also had some left-over white paint on hand, painter's tape, and a paint brush. That was all the supplies needed so it was time to start.

Here is the pillow I wanted to recover.

It's not a bad-looking pillow at all, but I just wanted to add my love of stripes somewhere and this was the perfect place to start!

I just used painter's tape to tape off where I wanted the stripes to go.

I didn't really measure, just eye-balled everything before painting with my brush.

Once the paint was dried, I quickly and carefully took the painter's tape off to see my results.

Love it!!!!
What do you think?

Here it is in our kitchen nook.

This time I made sure to pull the fabric tightly because I learned my lesson from the gray floral canvas pillow I made. (you can see it in the corner there below).

So what do you think?
Do you love stripes- vertical or horizontal?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a super idea. I love it. I havn't painted any fabric, but I see other do it and your pillow looks amazing. Love the tutorial. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. I am so glad you loved it! Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Marty!


  3. Thank you so much for linking with us today. I loved your tutorial. We will be featuring it tonight on our round up post. Please check back at the blog tonight at 6PM EST. While you are there be sure to grab our featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks again for the inspiration!

    1. Wow! That is so exciting, Michelle! Thanks for the feature and I will be sure to grab your button. :)



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