Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Painted Thrown Pillows: Upcycle

I had bought some orange cushion covers at Ikea 

No matter what I sat them next too, the brilliant orange looked a little rusty and autumnal. While that is gorgeous, my house leans more towards the bright and bold so dusty colors just don't gel with the rest. 

After placing them in my donation box but dragging my feet about dropping them off, I finally grabbed some fabric paint to see what I could do. They were already a loss.

Now we love them! And the pillow forms inside were thin and cheap so I double-stuffed them with my lumpy old gray cushions too. Those things looked like they were full of baking potatoes. 

But the two together - rich, thick, deluxe comfort. 

I'm a happy lady and my living room has one more bright pop of color.


Hazel Agnew said...

I love, love, love them. The colours are so vibrant. The orange was energy sapping. You are such a talented lady Nicole! Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful! What a great way of recycling/updating !
Corrie x

Kathi said...

They went from flat to fab!

Great job updating them to work for your new space!

Penny said...

I can see why Kathi R tagged you for the "Blog with a Difference" post! I looked back through several of your posts, and I love your whimsical style! It just makes me smile. :^)
Have a wonderful week!!
Hugs, Penny