Sunday, August 7, 2011

Feeling Blue: Hourglass Stenciled Canvas Pillow Cover

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I've been feeling blue lately. Not sad. Just feeling the need for blue in my life. 


You probably saw my recent blue and white Ikat chair reupholstery project. Now, with a little help from DecoArt, Cutting Edge Stencils, Canvas Corp, and Rockler (all sponsors of The DIY Club), I used an hourglass stencil to add a graphic punch of blue to a canvas pillow cover.


I was surprised at how quickly the project went. I'm thinking of all kinds of other stencils and paint colors I can use to transform more canvas pillow covers! While I have made pillow covers before (with the help of my dear mother), I love the concept of pre-made pillow covers...saves me the hyper-ventilation that accompanies my attempts to sew!


So, this settee vignette went from okay (above)...

...to more visually interesting (below).


I love the large graphic! It adds a contemporary edge to balance the traditional settee. And the blue color is perfect with the denim bolster. It's a happy, eclectic mix!


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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I just love denim and the new pillow is lovely!

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  2. I love it! I really need to get some new stencils. That color is gorgeous.

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  3. Beautiful job! I love the blue you used...
    Nice! Susan

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  4. That's awesome!!! If I had THAT pillow I would put blue in my house. ;-D

    Love it! robelyn

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  5. That looks really great! I love the blue and white graphic image on this one! zo Diana

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  6. I love stenciling fabric. it is my new way to update anything. Nice work.

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  7. I cannot believe that is a stencil!
    It is perfection!
    Love the fabrics and the sign and settee ---- great looking vignette.
    Love it all.
    Great job!

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  8. This pillow really stood out to me. It's very modern and fresh. You picked a great stencil and color!

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  9. I'm loving your pillow! It looks great with the denim pillow.
    Thanks for sharing @ Catch as Catch Can, and linking back to me.
    gail
    ps "catching" you this week

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  10. How rich are those colors. I, too, have that denim bolster. Love it!
    PS. We named the bolster pillow: sausage pillow. How fun is that? It makes us giggle during pillow fights.

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