We just bought a new couch! Gulp, yes I said new, brand spankin’ new. Not an old one that I am going recover or picked up at an estate sale but one that you actually buy in a store and they deliver it to your house. How divine this luxury is, is it not?
When it was delivered, I think I just like saying that I had something delivered, rather than me dragging it home with cob webs on it, it came with 2 stock pillows that didn’t match anything in our house. I couldn’t pick out the pillow I wanted, it just came with them and I had no say in it. So when Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me to work with them, I jumped on board immediately. I did receive my oasis pillow kit for free in exchange for a very honest and Amy-fied review. I do however love this kit.
So this is how it works. You receive this amazing package in the mail that you can stencil your own pillows in whatever color and style you want.
It comes complete with everything you need to create your own customized pillow. Including: the pillow insert, the stencil, the pillow cover, a stencil brush, a mini roller with tray, one paint color, a stenciling frame and a test stencil and swatch to practice.
The pillow case comes all set to go in their stencil frame. This way the stencil won’t move around and you can get your paint groove on with ease!
After I stenciled my cute practice bird I was ready to tackle the real deal.
I ordered extra paint colors because I knew I wanted to use more than one color for this pillow. The colors I chose were white, navy blue and neutral grey.
I first started with the grey and rolled that onto the middle of the design being careful not to roll it into the designs around it.
I then went in with the stenciling brush and filled in the areas closer to the edges.
I decided to do a chevron pattern with the colors on the design instead of painting them all one color. You can see I used white and grey for the larger designs to give it that chevron look.
I would occasionally lift up the tabs holding the stencil in place and check out my handy work and then close them back up to complete painting.
I then went in with the stenciling brush and used the navy blue paint for the smaller intricate design.
After I was done with the navy blue I removed the stencil from the top and let the paint dry on the pillow case.
Now we aren’t done yet. You can also buy little extras to bling out your pillow, such as tassels, rhinestones, flowers and studs. I chose some square metal antique silver studs.
They were really easy put on too. Make sure you have a piece of cardboard behind the front of the pillow. (It comes like this in the kit).
Put the stud on the front of the fabric where you want it to be and push it down through the fabric into the cardboard.
Now pull the cardboard out of the stud and turn the fabric inside out to reveal the spikes. Take the eraser end on a pencil and push the spikes down so that they embed back into the fabric. Done. Repeat wherever else you want studs.
Gorgeous! Now we are done painting and decorating and we are ready to stuff the pillow insert into the case.
I am totally diggin’ the way this came out and decided to make another pillow to match.
Now I have pillows for my lovely new sofa that match with the rest of my décor and I made them! I am so very proud of them because they look like I bought them that way. Don’t you agree?!?
I used the matching pillow on my newly redone church pew turned into a dining bench. The more pillows the merrier. Isn’t that the saying?
So what do you say. Do you want to win your very own Paint-A-Pillow kit? Well it’s your lucky day folks. Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away one accent pillow stencil kit to one lucky Always Never Done reader. I don’t make any of my entry options mandatory, but I would REALLY appreciate it if you’d subscribe to Always Never Done, Like me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram. Have fun and good luck!!!
Have a great Day!
XO – Amy
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