I’m home tonight, coming to you live from my couch.
And just so ya know, I think I have PMS.
Just thought I’d put that out there. EVERYTHING has ticked me off today. It started when the puppy chewed holes in my new tennis shoes this morning.
The day went downhill from there.
So naturally, when I came home from work, I decided to paint something. I was looking for instant gratification. I needed some pretty.
So I painted a pillow. From Paint A Pillow. ;)
Seriously. Paint A Pillow is a new(ish) company that sells pillow covers, stencils, paint and a variety of cool embellishments.
I don’t really like embellishments on my pillows cuz I like to take naps.
Have you ever tried to sleep on a pillow with rivets or jewels?
I do love a graphic patterned pillow though. Bold contrast, and any color you want. Perfect for my house, your house, any house.
Paint A Pillow was generous enough to send me a pillow and stencil kit to review. (all opinions, however, are 100% my own)
I chose this classic herringbone pattern. These stencil sets aren’t cheap, but the set up is way cool, and totally worth it if you want custom pillows for your house and an easy to follow process. The pillow cover comes with cardboard inside to keep the paint from seeping through, and the the stencil comes in this “frame” to hold it in place.
Easy to follow directions are included.
Also in the box is a paint roller, a styrofoam tray, stir stick, paint, and a stencil brush.
There’s also a small stencil sample and fabric to try. See that little birdie?
To stencil your pillow, just pour a little paint on to the tray. and roll the roller to cover. Make sure the roller is covered, but you don’t want it too wet. I rolled in on a piece of cardboard to roll off the excess paint.
Then roll the paint on over the stencil. I’ll warn you, the fabric does seem to soak up a lot of paint. This is how mine looked after one coat.
I was a wee bit worried. Since I chose black paint on a white pillow, it took several coats to get a true black color, and I like a painterly effect, so I didn’t really want it solid everywhere.
Here’s my result. I like the fact that it looks a little worn and faded, but if you want solid color, it would take many coats.
Don’t try to push hard on the roller to get more coverage or the paint will seep under the stencil. See that “dot”? Seepage…
So what did I think of Paint A Pillow?
I think it’s a great concept, and the set-up is pretty genius. It’s not exactly an quick project, but I was as impatient as a teenage girl waiting on the bathroom in the morning, so I’m probably not a good judge of ease of use today. ;)
Would you like to win a Paint A Pillow set for your very own?
I thought you would! Enter to win your choice of a pillow cover, stencil kit and paint by completing one or both of the following:
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