*Thank you to Paint-A-Pillow for sharing their wonderful product with me.
One of my favorite things to share is a great product and when that product allows you to show your creativity and it’s easy, then it’s even better. Today I definitely have something wonderful to share. It’s called Paint-A-Pillow and it’s a fabulous way to create your own designer pillow.
It allows you to create the exact designer style pillows that you’ve always wanted and you can do it yourself. But, the best part…it’s easy and pretty much fool-proof!
What makes Paint-A-Pillow ideal is the frame that holds your pillow cover and stencil in place while you create your masterpiece. When your kit arrives, you will be supplied with the pillow cover, a cardboard insert that keeps the cover taut, the frame, paint, brushes and the stencil.
If you notice in the picture below, the pillow cover is placed inside the Paint-A-Pillow frame and the stencil is place over top. The metal brads on the corners and sides of the frame are inserted into pre-cut holes in the stencil. The brads hold the stencil in place while you paint. It’s genius!
When you order your kit, you get to choose your pillow cover, paint color and stencil. It also comes with a roller brush, stencil brush and paint tray.
You can also choose other decorative accessories and supplies for your pillow project such as tassels and studs. They are not included in the pillow kits, but can be ordered separately.
I chose natural pillow covers to coordinate with my sofa and black fabric paint for this project. I also ordered orange, red and gray for future projects because later I can order more stencils. Since I have the Paint-A-Pillow frame, I can create as many designs of pillows as I want. Their choice of stencils are amazing. If you’re familiar with Cutting Edge Stencils, then you’ll have an idea of the quality of the stencils. Perfect!
For my pillow, I choose the Hourglass stencil design. I wanted something that would work with my Damask sofa.
Once you receive your pillow kit, I would recommend watching the complete how-to video on the Paint-A-Pillow website. They give detailed instruction on using your kit as well as creating a stencil design using more than one paint color.
The best tip I can give you is to follow their recommendation on how much paint to put on your roller (very little) and definitely use a light touch when rolling.
Using a light touch, it’s important to layer the paint. If you apply too much pressure, the paint can seep under the stencil.
The roller will not get every area at the edges of the pillow cover. The edges can be touched up using the small stencil brush that comes with your kit. Again, it’s important to use minimal paint and layer the paint on using a dabbing motion.
Once the painting is finished, remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry. I finished this pillow in less than 15 minutes.
I’ll be honest when I say that this is one of my favorite new products. I love the ease of it. There’s no worry about the stencil shifting while you’re painting. If you love to stencil, then this is perfect. If you feel like you have trouble with stenciling, then this product will solve that problem.
I love my new set of designer style pillows. It was such a fun, quick and easy project. The Hourglass stencil design works well with my damask sofa. The mix of large and small scales in the designs are great together.
If you love to create and do-it-yourself, then you’ll love this product. It’s the perfect way to get your own designer-style pillows. You can show your creativity and your fabulous new pillows, while bragging to everyone about how easy it was!
*Thank you to Paint-A-Pillow for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are 100% mine.
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