Monday, September 19, 2011

New Pillows for the Living Room!


This is the LAST week of my pediatric rotation! So hard to believe that six weeks have flown by!  I'm very excited to be able to move home again, but I will also miss my rotation.  The doctor I've been studying under is wonderful!  So much so, that I got peed on today and I just laughed!  Six weeks ago if a kid peed on me, the last thing I would have done would be to laugh. 

While I've been back and forth between Chattanooga and Nashville I haven't really had time to work on big furniture projects, so I've been tackling small craft projects.  After I got my amazing pillowcase from Bonnie I decided to update the rest of my pillows. 

First I got a fun stencil from Michaels and painted a piece of fabric.  I made the pillow cases to be 18x18.


I then mixed acrylic paint with a little bit of water until it was pancake batter consistency.  Here is the fabric half-way stenciled.


I also used painter's tape and acrylic paint to make a chevron print, but it was a last minute decision and I didn't take any photos.  The last pillow I made was a large birdie to implement the birds from Bonnie's pillowcase.  Here they are in their new home!





Here is what the pillows looked like before:

You can tell my hubby uses Bonnie's pillowcase - it's all wrinkly!


The green chevron is kind of worn and patchy looking, but I don't mind!  I also need to add a turquoise stitching to the birdie.


This was my FIRST sewing project! LOL! So my pillow cases are a little ghetto and will probably be switched out eventually, but I had fun making them!


Hope you all have a great week!

Cheers!
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31 comments:

  1. those pillows are fantastic... but how about that door! that is a great idea!!!

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  2. So very far from ghetto! Fab room, warm and cozy and happy :)

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  3. I love your pillows! And what a bright and happy spot to relax after a day of getting peed on!

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  4. Your pillows are so cute. They remind me of quilts. I love the cheerful colors.

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  5. What fun pillows! I have been seeing a bunch of fabric painted projects. You are inspiring me once againn!

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  6. I think they turned out great!! Super cute! Fabulous job!

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  7. Those turned out so cute and they are happy! They make me smile =D

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  8. Those are so so so cute!! I saw the little picture if them on my sidebar and knew somehow before seeing 'craptastic' that it was your post! Probably because its so bright and cheery :)

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  9. Great job! Love them! I'm wanting to do a pillow project myself...I'm thinking frilly something on the front w/ a colorfulfabric on the back.

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  10. LOVE!!! such cute pillows. great colours.
    cheryl xox.

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  11. your pillows are adorable. love the bright colors in your room.

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  12. Love all of the pillows....you got me in the mood to make some now!

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  13. Your cushions are so colourful and cute! I would love for you to share them at my linky party-Make it Great Monday! It opens on Sunday night. Hope to see you there~ (etcetorize.blogspot.com)

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  14. I love your pillows! They are gorgeous! Love your blog too! I'm a new follower!

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  15. These really are pretty and so perfect for your decor! Make me want to sew pillows! ♥

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  16. I <3 the pillow with the multiple birds... and especially love how two of them are sharing a smooch! so sweet!

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  17. so cute! love the way they turned out!
    Summer
    www.madebymunchiesmama.blogspot.com

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  18. These are absolutely lovely! I adore the stenciled one and the one with the many birdies. Thank u for sharing

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  19. I LOVE how your space is turning out! The door/wall art is fantastic and the pillows are so happy and I love it all! Did I mention I love it?! :)

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog right now! Come by when you get a chance. :)

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  20. These are adorable! Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell! I love the door you used above your couch : )

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  21. The chevron pillow is super cute. The birds remind me of peeps : )

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  22. Love all the pillows but my favorite one is the aqua one. Great stencil. You are super talented. Thanks for sharing at my Fall into Fall party.

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  23. Hi Katie! Your pillows are fantastic! So CLEVER!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  24. So cute and cheerful! I love your pillows as well as your other decor!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  25. I love those pillows! Great job on them. The aqua one is my favorite. It's such a happy color.

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  26. Oh my! I love these pillows and your whole color scheme for your living room! AMAZING!

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  27. ok I love everything about your living room! The frames door and pillows!! I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/09/sweet-saturday-v7.html

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  28. I love this so much I featured it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!


    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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