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Painted Plaid Pillows {guest post}

December 09, 2014

Sarah from Life on Virginia Street used Devotion, Sweet Pea, and Liquorice to create these fun plaid pillows!

While decorating for Christmas this year, I was craving plaid in all of my rooms. The only problem was that I had a limited supply of plaid fabric and pillows. Nothing a little paint and scrap fabric couldn't fix!

I started out with with a scrap of white fabric that I knew would be wide enough to make two pillow fronts, and laid it out on a large cardboard box scrap I had. I then started randomly painting lines {with a foam brush} both horizontally and vertically with Devotion. Next I layered on lines with Liquorice and then followed with additional lines in Sweet Pea, all the while creating the look of a plaid pattern! I wasn't looking for perfection as I wanted it to clearly appear to be painted fabric - almost like a watercolor effect, just a little more opaque.

Painted Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #plaid #paintedfabric #fabricpainting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Painted Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #plaid #paintedfabric #fabricpainting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Painted Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #plaid #paintedfabric #fabricpainting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Painted Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #plaid #paintedfabric #fabricpainting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The fabric dried relatively quickly, but I did let it set overnight before I sewed the pillows. I followed my tutorial for a throw pillow with a zipper and used a gorgeous red velvet on the back side of the plaid. My pillows are 20"x20".
The painted plaid pillows are the perfect accessory for the holidays! I just love the watercolor-like effect I was able to achieve using Country Chic Paint!

Painted Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #plaid #paintedfabric #fabricpainting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Painted Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #plaid #paintedfabric #fabricpainting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Painted Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #plaid #paintedfabric #fabricpainting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog






Sarah

Sarah {Life on Virginia Street}

I'm Sarah and I blog at Life on Virginia Street. I'm a 30-something executive in the financial services industry living in Omaha, Nebraska. My blog is a space for me to share things I love: decorating, design, DIY projects, fabric, fashion, food, music, paint, photography and travel. Really anything that has absolutely nothing to do with my day-to-day office life. We just purchased our third home and are in the process of making it truly "ours"!


Make sure to follow Sarah on her blog Life on Virginia Street, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, InstagramBloglovin', and Hometalk!





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