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July 25, 2013

Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil


We needed some new pillow cases because this little guy



Joe, destroyed Roy's one pillow case ! Now that's what happen when you go shopping and forget to close all the inside doors  {our dogs can come and go through a small doggy hole we made for them in the security gate}

Anyways, I decided to paint my own pillow cases to match the bedroom - the paint is supposed to look shabby, but I am not sure I got that right 100%

After one or two washes it should look just right.


With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

Roy, of course, is not much impressed with him being labeled as a Beast :-) and Dimitri cracked a joke immediately about Roy and I switching sides - meaning the beast bit suits me better !

I added the Fleur de Lis because the same pattern is on a small blue cabinet I painted a while ago and which is also in our room {see pic lower down}

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

This is everything I used:

2 - New Plain Pillow Cases
Fabric Paint - I used Pearly White & a small sponge
Alphabet Stencils
Fleur de Lis Stencil

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

I started off by inserting a folded piece of paper {same size as the pillow}into the pillow - this is to prevent the paint from seeping through to the other side

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

I took some measurements and decided how and where the letters should go - Because I only dabbed the paint onto the fabric, I used just a few small strips of masking tape to keep the letters in place

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

This was after I dabbed the paint on twice {using the small sponge} - I wanted a washed out look 

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

The Fleur de Lis was a bit tougher for some reason - the arrow shows where the paint was a little thick

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

I corrected most of that by gently swiping an earbud over the paint. When I was done with all the painting it didn't take too long to dry {because I only dabbed and not really painted} - I kept the paper inside and placed another piece of blank paper over the painted areas - ironed the pillows to seal the paint.  Done,,, it can now be used and washed as one would normally do.

With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

The little blue cabinet in the corner with the same Fleur de Lis pattern



With A Blast: Beauty & Beast Pillows {easy DIY}    #diy #crafts #fabricpainting #painting #stencil

It also proved difficult to photograph - as you can see we have a window above the bed and a full wall size glass sliding door to the left - when the sun shone straight through the sliding door it was too bright, closing all the curtains - and that was too dark - no use at night as we don't have a strong light in this room at all - the best photos were taken in the afternoon {which are the ones in this post} when the sun was sort of right above the house.

But, I won't complain about the sunlight in our room, I like bright rooms including our bedroom at night with the moon shining through. You will never see me buy or make lined curtains for our bedroom - just about all the other rooms, but not the bedroom !

{also, keep in mind, we sleep with our television set switched on with the CCTV channel showing, so it is really very light in the room}

Do you prefer a light or dark room at night when sleeping?

Ciao for now !

With A Blast

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11 comments:

  1. hahaha I love it, not sure Julian would want to be the beast but I think these are awesome!

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  2. Linda those pillow cases are hysterical! Where did you get that idea! I love them! I need to have my room as dark as can be to sleep soundly.

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  3. Love your pillow cases! Pinned:) I'm making pillow cases too. I posted anchors away to Weekend Wonderful! Swing by

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  4. Wow. Love it. My sister calls her boyfriend "beast". She's going to probably want to make this. ha ha Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/

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  5. I love this hilarious Beauty and the Beast theme! My hubby probably wouldn't like being labeled as a beast, either! I found you on Give Me The Goods Monday & I'd love it if you would link this post up to my Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Our readers would really like to see this! Thanks!
    http://carriethishome.com/2013/07/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-34/

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  6. These came out great! I love them. I just might make them for me and the hubbs. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  7. I love this! We got married at Disney World last year and our theme was Beauty and the Beast so these pillows would be awesome in our bedroom. Thanks for the great tutorial. I found you on Give Me the Goods Monday.

    Teresa @ Crafty Wife

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  8. The pillows are so much fun and really add to the decor. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. They look great! Featured these today on the DIY Sunday Showcase Favorites! Jen @ PinkWhen

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  10. Thanks for linking these up, you are featured on the DIY Sunday Showcase Favorites post! Jen @ PinkWhen

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